Hermann Hauff - Alexander von Humboldt's Reise in die Aequinoctial-Gegenden des neuen Continents - 1859/1860

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Hermann Hauff - Alexander von Humboldt's Reise in die Aequinoctial-Gegenden des neuen Continents - 1859/1860
Biography, Biology, Botany, Cartography, Geology, History, Natural History, Poetry, Science (general), Topography, Travels - Quantity: 6

Alexander von Humboldt's Reise in die Aequinoctial-Gegenden des neuen Continents in Deutscher Bearbeitung von Hermann Hauff. Nach der Unordnung und unter Mitwirkung des Verfassers. Einzige von A. v. Humboldt anerkannte Ausgabe in Deutscher Sprache - 1859.

Description: Complete set. First two volumes are half leather bound, with marbled boards and endpapers. Gilded stripes to spine. Ex library marks to backside of title pages. Rubbing to boards, bindings slightly offset. Ex-library stickers removed from front endpages. Sticker residue to top of spine. Last four volumes (bd. 5:8) are paperbacks. Almost all pages uncut. Large folding map to Bd. 8 of the northern part of south america. Bumping to side edges of blocks and spine edges. Minor repairs to spines. Foxing to pages ranging from clean to intermediate. Some pencil marks can be found. ~2.2kg

B1 (1/2): 4+XIV+403+5 Kapitel 1 to Kapitel 8
B2 (3/4): 6+416+4; Kapitel 9 to Kapitel 17
B5: 192; Kapitel 18 to Kapitel 21
B6:4+211; Kapitel 21 to Kapitel 23
B7;192 Kapitel 24 to Kapitel 26
B8;4+251+folding map Kapitel 26 to Kapitel 27

Content: Alexander von Humboldt's travels around the equinoctial-regions of the new continent.
Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland received permission to conduct a scientific expedition in the Spanish colonies of Central and South America in 1799, an area previously closed to most outsiders by the Spanish government. For five years, he tramped through the rain forests of the Amazon and Orinoco Rivers, crossed the Andes Mountains, and studied both the natural history and social structures of Mexico, Cuba and the other Spanish colonies.

His account was not just an adventure tale, but also a thorough record of the natural environment in which he found himself, with detailed descriptions of the plants, animals and landscapes he observed, and serious reflections on the meaning of what he saw. As a result of his expedition, he introduced several new species of animals to European science, developed influential ways of explaining weather patterns, demonstrated that the linear arrangement of volcanoes corresponds with fissures underneath the earth’s surface, and proposed that South America and Africa were once joined together. Humboldt reported his findings in a total of thirty volumes, published in French over a period of 21 years

This report on the journey to tropical America undertaken by Humboldt and Bonpland in the years 1799-1804, was published in german for the first time between 1815 and 1832 but was not approved by Humboldt. Cotta's brother Wilhelm Hauffs commissioned to create a new editing with the participation of the author. However, Humboldt's "collaboration" is limited to the "foreword" written shortly before his death. Humboldt approved the cuts made by Hauff in favor of a better flow of reading

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
6
Subject
Biography, Biology, Botany, Cartography, Geology, History, Natural History, Poetry, Science (general), Topography, Travels
Author/ Illustrator
Hermann Hauff
Book Title
Alexander von Humboldt's Reise in die Aequinoctial-Gegenden des neuen Continents
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1859
Publication year youngest item
1860
Edition
1st Edition
Language
German
Original language
Yes
Publisher
J.G. Cotta'scher Verlag
Binding/ Material
Mix / Multiple
Number of pages
1515
Dimensions
21.5×14 cm
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