Sale: 348 / Rare Books, Nov. 17./18. 2008 in Hamburg Lot 371

 
Johann Michael Seligmann - Seltene Vögel, Bd. 3. 1753


 
371
Johann Michael Seligmann
Seltene Vögel, Bd. 3. 1753
Estimate:
€ 6,000 / $ 6,840
Sold:
€ 6,480 / $ 7.387

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Seligmann, J. M., (Sammlung verschiedener ausländischer und seltener Vögel). Parts III and IV (of 9). With engr. title, 2 rep. engr. title vignettes, engr. coloured folding map and 112 coloured copper plates (of 114) after M. Catesby and G. Edwards. Nuremberg, J. J. Fleischmann 1753-55. Contemp. half calf (defective). Folio.
Nissen, Vogelb. 857. - Anker 462. - Zimmer p. 200 notes. - Fine Bird Books p. 93 notes. - First edition. - Contains M. Catesby's Natural history of Carolina, Florida (1731-43) and G. Edwards' Natural history of birds (1743-51) in the German translation by G. L. Huth. - Almost complete 3rd and 4th part of the fine series with the splendid plates that were engraved by Seligmann. Mainly depicting birds, among them eagle owl, tomtits, swallow, cuckoo, snowy owl, Eurasian nightjar, toucan, green woodpecker, pheasant, peacock, hummingbird, flycatcher, partridge, kingfisher, bustard, flamingo, crane, egret, pelican, albatross, northern gannet, penguin, also raccoon, bison, also with a portrait of a Tatar and a map of Great Britain showing the spread of the stag beetle. - The first plate in part III lacking, plate 44 in part IV just in fragments. - Stained, text (incl. title) with various defective spots and tear-outs, folding map with defective spot and several tears, 2 plates with tears (1 rebacked). Binding damaged.
First edition of part III and IV (of 9). German translation by Huth of M. Catesby, Natural history of Carolina, and G. Edwards, Natural history of birds. Engr. title, 2 engr. rep. title vignettes, engr. folding map and 112 (of 114) col. engr. plates. Contemp. half calf. - Lacking plate 1 in part III, plate 44 in part IV only fragmentary. Stained, text with numerous defects and torn part, folding map with defective spots and tears, 2 plates with tears (1 rebacked). Binding damaged.

371
Johann Michael Seligmann
Seltene Vögel, Bd. 3. 1753
Estimate:
€ 6,000 / $ 6,840
Sold:
€ 6,480 / $ 7.387

(incl. 20% surcharge)