PALLAS, Peter Simon
Trips to several provinces of the Russian Empire, and to Northern Asia. Translated from the German by Gauthier de la Peyronie
5 vol. in-4° + 1 vol. in-f° of board atlas. The Atlas consists of a large general map of Russia. 130 x 57 cm (from the Baltic Sea to Karmchatka/Aleutian Islands and from the North Pole to China/Caspian Sea) and 107 plates, some of them folding (costumes, plants, maps, etc.). Pretty veined calf binding, gold frames around the dishes, gold edges, red title pieces, green tomaison pieces, inner lace, marbled endpapers, rubbed corners, worn atlas cap
Ref Nissen, ZBI 3076 - Lipperheide 1336 - Cohen, 781. Original edition of the translation of the first voyage from the German Pallas (1741-1811). A renowned naturalist, he was appointed professor at the Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg by Czarina Catherine II, with whom he became friends. He collected specimens throughout Russia during his two great journeys (1769-1774 and 1793-1794).
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