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Pallas, Peter Simon (1741-1811) - Voyages du Professeur Pallas - 1794

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Botany, Cartography, Geology, History, Illustrated, Natural History, Ornithology, Topography, Travels - Quantity: 1 - other extra - see description, tipped in plates

Condition: Good
Language: French
Edition: Illustrated Edition
Publication year oldest item: 1794
Author/ Illustrator: Pallas, Peter Simon (1741-1811)
Book Title: Voyages du Professeur Pallas
Number of Books: 1
Publisher: Chez Maradan, à Paris
Binding/ Material: Half leather
Extras: other extra - see description, tipped in plates
Subject: Botany, Cartography, Geology, History, Illustrated, Natural History, Ornithology, Topography, Travels
Object: Book

Voyages du Professeur Pallas, dans Plusieurs Provinces de L'Empire de Russie, et dans L'Asie Septentrionale. Tome Neuvième (Planches), Chez Maradan, à Paris. An deuxieme de la Repúblique [1794].

32 x 24 cm

Second French edition of Pallas's 1768-1774 atlas of his journeys through Russia. This 'Nouvelle édition' was revised by Lamarck and Langlès. With 105 copper plates (of 108) signed by P.F.Tardieu & N. Thomas, including 10 maps (5 great folded maps), 11 plates about ethnography and customs, 8 plates about buildings and other structures (one folded), 9 plates about zoology and 67 botanical plates (25 folded with big size).

Half green leather binding with marbled-paper sides, spine cover giltstamped. Worn edges, scratched covers. Moisture stains in some botanical plates (see pictures), old adhesive stains on endpaper, else a very good and clean set. Missing three plates: carte générale de l’Empire de Russie, plate 7 (Vue de la Residence d’Ablaikit), and botanical plate 81 (Glycyrrhiza, Galega, Trifolium).

Peter Simon Pallas (Berlin 1741-1811) studied medicine and natural history in Germany, Holland, and England. In 1767 he went to St Petersburg and began to conduct research in Russia. He was an eminent botanist, zoologist and geographer, and "sought to advance from merely describing nature to finding the causal interrelationships and hidden regularities of natural phenomena." Darwin acknowledged his work to have been influential in the development of evolutionary ideas (DSB). In the years 1768 to 1774 Pallas joined so-called "academic expeditions" which traversed the Russian Empire from West to East and explored the Zhiguli Mountains and the Southern Urals, the steppes of Western Siberia and the Altay, Lake Baikal, and the mountains of Transbaikalia. He studied flora and fauna, landscape, geological condition, local population and culture.

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