Author Göppert, H. R. Die Tertiärflora auf der Insel Java, nach den Entdeckungen des Herrn Fr. Junghuhn. Beschrieben und Erörtert in ihrem Verhältnisse zur Gesammtflora der Tertiärperiode.
Published 1854
Item ID 72845
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's-Gravenhage, C. W. Mieling, 1854. Large 4to (31.3 x 23.9 cm). 171 pp.; 14 finely hand-coloured lithographed plates, partly augmented with gum arabic. Original quarter cloth over printed boards. A detailed monograph with truly excellent illustrations. The author, the German botanist and palaeontologist [Johann] Heinrich Robert Göppert (1800-1884) was one of the foremost authorities on fossil plants in the mid-19th century. Stafleu and Cowan stated that publication ended in 1857, but there is no indication of that in this copy. Boards a bit soiled, label remnants on spine foot; two old stamps on title, and an annotation in an old hand (“14 junij 1854”), a few spots. One figure a bit shaved, because of the very large printing surface. Stafleu and Cowan, 2077. Not in Nissen BBI. With beautiful illustrations of well-preserved fossil plants