Insectes recueillis en Afrique et en Amérique


Insectes recueillis en Afrique et en Amérique : dans les royaumes d'Oware et de Benin, à Saint-Dominique et dans les États-Unis, pendant les années 1786-1797


Palisot De Beauvois, Ambrose-Marie-Francçois-Joseph, 1752-1820 , author

Audinet Serville, M. (Jean Guillaume), 1775-1858 , editor
Prêtre, Jean Gabriel, , illustrator
Imprimerie de Langlois. , printer of plates




Published material

Publication info

Paris Imprimerie de Fain et compagnie 1805-[1821]


In French.

Date of publication given by Hagen and others as 1805-1821.

"The work was to have comprised 30 livraisons, but, owing to the death of the author, only 15 appeared. The 15th (pages 241-276) was brought out by J.G. Audinet-Serville."--Catalogue of the books, manuscripts, maps and drawings in the British Museum (Natural History)

For more information about the publication history of this work, see "On the dates of publication of 'Palisot de Beauvois, Insectes rec. Afr. Amer.', 1805-1821" by Francis J. Griffin in Annals and magazine of natural history 10 (1932), pages 585-586 and "A further note on 'Palisot de Beauvois, insectes rec. afr. amér.' 1805-1821" by Francis J. Griffin, in Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History, volume 1, issue 4 (December 1937), pages 121-122.

Some copies have contemporary hand-colored illustrations.

The plates were drawn by J.G. Prêtre, engraved by Canu, Forestier, Lambert, Lépine, Robert, and E. Talbeaux, and printed by l'Imprimerie de Langlois.

The leaves of plates are numbered according to the order of the insects depicted. Some of the plate numbers were omitted by the publisher. According to Nissen, the complete set of plates are as follows: Coléoptères: 1, 1b-e, 2, 2b, 3, 3b-d, 4, 4b, 5-6, 6 b, 7-9, 11, 15, 30, 30b, 31, 32, 34-38; Hémiptères: 1, 2, 5, 5b, 6-12, 19-20, "20" [different from the other plate numbered as 20]; Orthoptères: 1, 1b, 2, 2c, 3-5, 8 [actually, 7], 12-14; Neuroptères: 1-3, 7; Lépidoptères: 1, 1b, 2, 2b-c, 3-6, "6" [different from the other plate numbered as 6], 7, 20-24; Hymènoptères: 1-3, 7-10; Diptères: 1-3; Aptères: 1, 3-6.

Nissen, C. Zoologische Buchillustration, | 3063

Hagen, H.A. Bibliotheca entomologica, | Band 2, Seite 25

Catalogue of the books, manuscripts, maps and drawings in the British Museum (Natural History), | volume 4, page 1504


@NEV Collectie , Africa, French-speaking West , Classification , Field guides , French-speaking Western Africa , Haiti , Identification , Insects , Pictorial works , United States

Call Number

QL474 .P35 1805




OCLC: 183131814


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