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The Rugendas Letters:
Johann Moritz Rugendas’
First Voyage to Brazil
The Sections of Cap Trafalgar
The First Prussian Maritime Atlas
Sailfish – Bayonet Fish – Istiophorus Triactis (= Istiophorus platypterus) e Mari rubro. From the group of ray-finned fishes. With steeply erected dorsal fin to the right in ⅕ natural size. Below 5 small details. Colored chalk lithograph. (1828/29.) Inscribed: Finzi del. Müller pinxit / Elsasser in Lap. del., otherwise as above. 11¼ × 16½ in (28.6 × 42 cm).
ZOOLOGICA I PISCES X. – From Ehrenberg’s ( “belongs to the most important naturalists of the century”, ADB ) Symbolæ physicæ devoted North Africa + West Asia. – Typographic watermark (H. Oeser) in Basle. – On buff wove paper uncut on 3 sides. – At the left margin quite weak water spot, otherwise impeccable. – Fine + decorative.
Offer no. 12,265 / EUR 174. (c. US$ 210.) + shipping