Description d’un Serpent à Sonnette de l’Amérique, joliment figuré...

Description d’un Serpent à Sonnette de l’Amérique, joliment figuré...
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Amsterdam: Pierre Meijer, 1767. Slim 4to, 20pp. With a fine engraving of a snake colored by hand. Modern boards. One part of Vosmaer’s major work, being 31 separately published descriptions of exotic animals kept in the menagerie of Prince William V. The animals were imported from the East and West Indies, North America, and Africa, and Vosmaer, director of the menagerie, described some of them for the first time. The collection "contains many type illustrations" and includes "a noteworthy description of the Orang-outang from Borneo, with two plates "(Wood). Most of the illustrations were engraved by Simon Fokke after designs by Aert Schouwman. See Fine Bird Books, p. 112; Landwehr, Coloured Plates 204; Nissen, ZBI 4293; Wood, p. 615. (Item Id: 106222)

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