69 2652 Rumphius G E
69/2652 Rumphius, G.E. D'Amboinsche rariteitkamer, behelzende eene Beschryvinge van allerhande zoo weeke als harde Schaalvisschen, te weeten raare Krabben, Kreeften, en diergelyke Zeedieren, als mede allerhande Hoorntjes en Schulpen, die men in d'Amboinsche Zee vindt. Daar benevens zommige Mineraalen, Gesteenten, en soorten van Aarde (...). Amst., J.R. de Jonge, 1740, (24),340,(43)p., engr. frontisp., title-engr., portrait of the author, 60 full-page plates, 5 large vignettes, contemp. hroan, folio.

- A few lvs. and plates loose(ning); partly mouldy (worsening towards the end). Binding rather worn; backstrip w. a few holes.

= The second edition (first 1705) with the same plates as the first. Landwehr, VOC 591; Nissen, ZBI 3518; Ruinen 26. Fine work on shellfish, minerals, shells, stones, curiosities found on Ambon where George Everhard Rumphius lived from 1653 until his death in 1702, in the service of the VOC. Cobres I, 104-105: "Berühmtes Handbuch der Konchyliologen (...) verdient die Aufmerksamkeit der Kenner".

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