The complete New Zealand earth sciences of a famous expedition

Hochstetter, [C. G.] F. [Ritter] von

Reise der oesterreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair. Geologischer Theil. Erster Band: Erste Abtheilung, Geologie von Neu-Seeland [AND] Zweite Abtheilung, Paläontologie von Neu-Seeland.

Published 1864-1865
Item ID 71767

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Wien, Karl Gerold's Sohn, 1864-1865. In two volumes. 4to (31.0 x 24.2 cm). Volume 1 (1864): Half-title and title page; tissue-guarded frontispiece; xlvii, 274 pp.; two unnumbered chromolithographed plates (tissue-guarded); six large, folded, full-colour tissue-guarded maps [Tafeln 1-6]; five plates with engraved or tinted views [Tafeln 7-11]; numerous text engravings; volume 2 (1865): half-title and title page, sectional titles; pp. v-vii, 1-318; 26 lithographed plates [numbered I-XXVI], of which several tinted, and each with explanatory text leaves. Original uniform, printed wrappers.

An important, early, and well-illustrated account of the geology and palaeontology of New Zealand. The second part with contributions by Moriz Hörnes, Franz Ritter von Hauer (both listed as co-editors), Franz Unger (on fossil plants), Karl von Zittel (Mesozoic and Tertiary Mollusca and Echinodermata, with additional contributions by Eduard Suess and Von Hauer), Tertiary Foraminifera by Felix Karrer, fossil Bryozoa by Ferdinand Stoliczka, more Tertiary Foramanifera by Guido Stache, and the skull of the extinct Moa, Palapteryx by Gustav Jaeger. All papers well-illustrated, and - except the last paper - including descriptions of many new species. Uncut. Stamp in the lower margin of the second volume; scattered foxing, some loss to spine covers, otherwise very good, clean. Rare. Nissen ZBI, 4750(4) [In part].

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