J. Gould's Monographie der Ramphastiden oder Tukanartigen Voegel


J. Gould's Monographie der Ramphastiden oder Tukanartigen Voegel

Title Variants

Alternative: Monographie der Ramphastiden oder Tukanartigen Voegel

Uniform: Monograph of the Ramphastidae


Gould, John 1804-1881 , author

Sturm, Johann Heinrich Christian Friedrich, 1805-1862 , translator,
Sturm, Johann Wilhelm, 1808-1865 , translator,
Owen, Richard, 1804-1892 , Observations on the anatomy of the toucan
Wagner, Rudolph, 1805-1864 , editor
Gould, Elizabeth 1804-1841 , illustrator
Lear, Edward, 1812-1888 , illustrator
Flachenecker, J. C., , printer of plates
Stadler, Fr., active 1841-1847 , printer of plates
Scharf, George, 1788-1860 , lithographer
Köppel, A., , lithographer
Kammerer, Th., active 1841-1847 , printer of plates
G.N. Renner & Comp., , printer of plates.




Published material

Publication info

Nürnberg, Gedruckt auf Kosten der Herausgeber, 1841-1847


Issued in 4 parts without title page.

Title and imprint transcribed from the Catalogue of the Edward E. Ayer Ornithological Library's description of the title and imprint appearing upon the paper wrappers of parts 1-4.

No more published; the work as fully envisioned and described in its prospectus was never completed.

"The principal part of the general text is based on Gould's Monograph of the Ramphastidae, 1833-1835, of which it is, in places, a literal translation; but considerable of the matter is rewritten or revised and there are additional species described herein for the first time. The plates are sometimes redrawn and reduced from Gould, but frequently altered or designed afresh, while the illustrations of the new species are entirely new." --Catalogue of the Edward E. Ayer Ornithological Library.

The color plates were lithographed by F. Sturm after illustrations by John Gould, Elizabeth Gould (who is not credited in the plate captions for this edition, but whose name appears on the plates from the 1832-1837 English language edition as an illustrator and lithographer), Edward Lear, and from nature; these plates were printed by J.C. Flachenecker, G.N. Renner & Comp., and Fr. Stadler.

The publication was undertaken without the knowledge of John Gould, who lamented the loss of income from sales of the edition for which he was not the copyright holder. Sauer notes (page 47), "In a three-page letter dated 31 July 1841 from Nuremberg the Sturms wrote that they would have acquainted Gould with their design to publish his work on the Ramphastidae, but he was in Australia."

"Beobachtungen über die Anatomie der Tukane von Richard Owen, mit Zusätzen und einem Nachtrage von Rudolph Wagner", is on pages [77]-[83]. This article is accompanied by two black and white plates numbered I-II which were lithographed by G. Scharf and A. Köppel and printed by Th. Kammerer in München.

Catalogue of the Edward E. Ayer Ornithological Library | 256

Sauer, G.C. John Gould, the bird man: a chronology and bibliography, | number 10 (pages 46-48)

Nissen, C. Illustrierten Vogelbücher, | 379



BHL Collections

Women in Natural History

Call Number

QL696.P57 G697 G1841




DOI: https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.68021
OCLC: 19947466


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