Die Tertiärflora auf der Insel Java, nach den Entdeckungen des Herrn Fr. Junghuhn. Beschrieben und Erörtert in ihrem Verhältnisse zur Gesammtflora der Tertiärperiode.
Item ID 72845
'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