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Illustrations of the zoology of South Africa
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Illustrations of the zoology of South Africa, consisting chiefly of figures and descriptions of the objects of natural history collected during an expedition into the interior of South Africa, in the years 1834, 1835, and 1836; fitted out by "The Cape of Good Hope association for exploring Central Africa": together with a summary of African zoology, and an inquiry into the geographical ranges of species in that quarter of the globe

Title Variants

Alternative: Zoology of South Africa

By

Smith, Andrew, Sir, 1797-1872

Curtis, Charles M., approximately 1795-1839 , ill.
Ford, G. H. (George Henry) 1809-1876 , ill.
Macleay, William Sharp, 1792-1865 , Illustrations of the Annulosa of South Africa.
Wagstaff, Charles Edward, 1808-1850 , engraver.
Cape of Good Hope Association for Exploring Central Africa.
Day & Haghe, , lithographer.
Great Britain. Treasury.
Stewart and Murray, , printer.

Type

Book

Material

Published material

Publication info

London :Smith, Elder and Co.,1838-1849.

Notes

Issued in 28 pts. For more information see F.H. Waterhouse, "On the dates of publication of the parts of Sir Andrew Smith's 'Illustrations of the zoology of South Africa,' in: Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. (1880), p. 489-491; also: K.H. Barnard, "The dates of issue of the 'Illustrations of the zoology of South Africa' and the 'Marine investigations in South Africa,' in J. Soc. Bibl. Nat. Hist., v. 2 (Oct., 1950), p. 187-189 and corrigendum, v. 2 (Nov., 1952), p. 408.

"London: Printed by Stewart and Murray, Old Bailey"--Verso of t.p.

Volume 5 (Invertebratae) has special t.p.: Illustrations of the Annulosa of South Africa, being a portion of the objects of natural history chiefly collected during an expedition into the interior of

Plates signed: Day & Haghe, lithrs. to the Queen; C.E. Wagstaff sc.; Chas. M. Curtis del.; Ford del.

Each plate is accompanied by a blank guard sheet and approximately 2 p. of letterpress description (usually unpaginated).

Plates 18 and 37 in "Mammalia" were apparently never issued. See F.A. Jentink, "On the Dates of publication of the parts of Sir Andrew Smith's Illustrations of the zoology of South Africa," in: Notes from the Leyden Museum, v. 15 (1893), p. 182.

With an appendix (28 p.).

Contents: [1]. Mammalia -- [2]. Aves -- [3]. Reptilia -- [4]. Pisces -- [5]. Invertebratae. By W.S. Macleay.

BM (Nat. hist.), | v. 4, p. 1942

Mendelssohn, S. South African bib., | v. 2, p. 327-328

Zimmer, J.T. Ayer Lib., | II, p. 593-594

Nissen, C. Zoologische Buchillustration, | I, 3868

Issued in 28 pts. For more information see F.H. Waterhouse, "On the dates of publication of the parts of Sir Andrew Smith's 'Illustrations of the zoology of South Africa,' in: Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. (1880), p. 489-491; also: K.H. Barnard, "The dates of issue of the 'Illustrations of the zoology of South Africa' and the 'Marine investigations in South Africa,' in J. Soc. Bibl. Nat. Hist., v. 2 (Oct., 1950), p. 187-189 and corrigendum, v. 2 (Nov., 1952), p. 408.

"The plates ... have been published in five divisions, viz., Mammalia, Aves, Reptilia, Pisces, and Invertebratae. Those of each division have been numbered independently, and the letterpress descriptions left unpaged, in order that they may be arranged according to the particular view of the purchasers"--Preface, p. iii.

Volume 5 (Invertebratae) has special t.p.: Illustrations of the Annulosa of South Africa, being a portion of the objects of natural history chiefly collected during an expedition into the interior of South Africa ... by W.S. Macleay. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1838.

Collation of each volume: Mammalia: 51 plates (numbered 1-8, 8 bis, 9-17, 19-36, 38-53), with descriptive letterpress; Aves: 114 plates, with descriptive letterpress; Reptilia: 78 plates, with descriptive letterpress; Pisces: 31 plates, with descriptive letterpress; Invertebratae: 75 p., 4 plates.

Subjects

Animals , South Africa , Zoology

Call Number

QL336 .S6

Language

English

Identifiers

LCCN: ca 07004560
OCLC: 9367711

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.10416

 

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