Sale: 359 / Rare Books including Marine Art, Nov. 16./17. 2009 in Hamburg Lot 278

 
A. J. Rösel von Rosenhof - Historia Ranarum, 1758


 
278
A. J. Rösel von Rosenhof
Historia Ranarum, 1758
Estimate:
€ 6,000 / $ 6,840
Sold:
€ 8,400 / $ 9.576

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Rösel von Rosenhof, A. J., Historia naturalis ranarum nostratium. Die natürliche Historie der Frösche hiesigen Landes. Mit einer Vorrede von A. von Haller. With coloured copper title and 48 (24 coloured) folding copper plates as well as 8 engr. head vignettes. Nuremberg, Fleischmann 1758. Contemp. calf. Large folio. 4 ll., VIII, 115 pp.
Nissen 3464. - Agassiz IV, 211. - Graesse VI, 146. - First edition of this important monography on frogs, a masterpiece of zoological book illustration in the 18th century. Each plate twice at hand, once splendidly coloured the other in outline engraving. Descriptions in Latin and German parallel text. - Complete copy with preface by A. von Haller, All copper vignettes (some with views from the area around Nuremberg) and the splendid copper title by M. Tyroff, also after a drawing by Rösel. - Just sligthly stained in places, few crease marks. Binding scuffed and scraped. Modern ex-libris.

278
A. J. Rösel von Rosenhof
Historia Ranarum, 1758
Estimate:
€ 6,000 / $ 6,840
Sold:
€ 8,400 / $ 9.576

(incl. 20% surcharge)