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JUNGHUHN, Franz Wilhelm.
Landschafts Ansichten von Java.

Leipzig: Arnoldische Buchhandlung, 1856-57.
Muller Junghuhn Bibliographie, p.336; Bastin-Brommer, p.29 and N473; Engrlmann I, p.136; Bobins 295.
Leipzig: Arnoldische Buchhandlung, 1856-57.

Oblong folio with 11 coloured lithographic plates, plus one on cover making a total of 12 together with 3 octavo vols of text and uncoloured folding plates plus 1 hand-coloured frontispiece. Folio volume: Quarter red cloth, plate laid down on upper cover. Octavo vols: contemporary half calf with orange title labels o spine. Rare early views of Java. The author was born in Germany and first came to Indonesia in 1835 and became a medical officer in the Netherlands Indies Army. In 1839 he was transferred to Sumatra and a few years later became known for his importance as a scientist, author, draughtsman, philosopher and photographer. The plates in this work were, according to Junghuhn, selected because they depicted typical Javanese landscapes. Coloured plates in order: Octavo volume. 1. Frontispiece. Gunung - Lamongan. Folio volume: 2. [Front cover] Gunung - Lamongan. 3. Nordkuste bei Samarang. 4. Sudkuste Ostwarts von Rongkop. 5. Gunung - Gamping. 6. Gunung - Sewu. 7. Gunungb- Sumbing. 8. Kahwah - Patua. 9. Gunung - Guntur. 10. Telaga - Patengan. 11. Plateau -Dieng. 12. Gunung - Gede. 13. Gunung - Merapi.