2 WIMMER, G. A./ views of Australia, New Zealand, Pacific 106


Description: With views of Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, Tahiti & the Solomon Islands

WIMMER, Gottlieb August.
Neuestes Gemälde von Australien.

Vienna, Anton Doll, 1832. 8vo. Contemporary half cloth, shell-marbled boards and matching edges. With engraved frontispiece, 5 full-page engraved plates. [6], 409, [1] pp.

First edition of a detailed and up-to-date description of Australia, the East Indian and South Pacific islands and their peoples. At least three views were engraved after drawings by De Sainson (1801-1887), made during Dumont d'Urville's voyage of 1826-1829. The other three were engraved by János Blaschke (1770-1833) and two of the De Sainson views by Leopold Beyer (1784-1870). All appear to have been published for the first time in Wimmer's book, though at least some were also published as lithographs soon after.
It appeared as volume 30 in the series, Schützs allgemeine Erdkunde (with a list of all 30 volumes at the end).
In very good condition, with only the spine slightly discoloured.
Ferguson 1616a.
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