SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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GOERING, Anton.
Von Tropischen Tieflande zum Ewigen Schnee. Eine Malerische Schilderung des schoensten Tropenlandes Venezuela.

Published
Leipzig: Adalbert Fischer, [ca. 1892].
References
Palau 103132; BN 918.7; G-597; Sanchez 338; Blay 201 Bobins 811.
Plates
12
Binding/Size
L=FOLIO
Value
0-5000
Published
Leipzig: Adalbert Fischer, [ca. 1892].
Ref
5336

Large 4to, 76pp. text in German, map, 12 fine chromolithographed plates mounted on card, 54 wood-engraved vignettes in text, original publisher’s decorated cloth backed boards, title in gilt on pictorial upper cover, decorated endpapers, gilt edges. The geographical illustrations are from paintings and sketches by the author, and the beautiful reproductions of the large pictures give a vivid idea of the wealth of colour in plant, soil and sky as one ascends the tropical plains of Marecaibo [sic]. “An enthusiastic description of the natural characteristics of Western Venezuela as studied by the author during a long sojourn in the country … Venezuela is the most beautiful tropical country” (Maria Luisa de Blay, Journal Vol. VI, pp. 490, 1895). Coloured plates in order: 1. An der Küste von Carupano. 2. Puerto Cabello. 3. See von Valencia. 4. Am Rio Escalante. 5. Lagune im Zuliagebiet. 6. Urwaldflora. 7. Cordillererenpfad. 8. Merida mit der Sierra Nevada. 9. Torondoi. 10. La Concha, Sierra Nevada. 11. Paramo de Mucuchies. 12. Thal von Caracas mit der Silla de Caracas.