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Der Malayische Archipel
Wallace Alfred Russel

The first German edition of this beautiful book of travels in two volumes. Decorated binding, 51 woodcuts in text, 9 maps ( two of them are bicolour and folding). The binding and some sheets with traces of using, generally very good condition! 22 x 15 cm, 436 and 490 pp. Very rare.
Alfred Russel Wallace (1822-1913) was an excellent English naturalist, one of the founders of zoogeography. The book describes his travel through Malaysia in 1854-1862, he brought over 125 000 products of nature back in London. A. R. Wallace defined the theory of evolution independently of Charles Darwin. Wallace's letter forced Darwin to publish his basic work On the Origin of Species.


Publisher: George Westermann, Braunschweig
Year: 1869
Number of copies: ?
Edition: 1.
Cover: original cloth
Condition: slightly damaged

Price: 3700 CZK