Sale: 348 / Rare Books, Nov. 17./18. 2008 in Hamburg Lot 614

 
Jean Baptiste Labat - Reisen nach Westindien, 7 Bde. 1782. [12]


 
614
Jean Baptiste Labat
Reisen nach Westindien, 7 Bde. 1782. [12]
Estimate:
€ 2,000 / $ 2,380
Sold:
€ 1,920 / $ 2.284

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Labat, J. B., Reisen nach Westindien oder den im amerikanischen Meer liegenden Inseln. Nach der neuesten Pariser Ausgabe übersetzet, auch mit den nöthigsten Anmerkungen und vollständigen Registern versehen von G. Fr. C. Schad. 7 vols. With 4 engr. maps and 70 (11 folding) copper plates. Nuremberg, G. N. Raspe 1782-88. New half calf bindings. 8vo.
Sabin 38416 - Engelmann I, 194. - Fromm 13529. - NBG XXVIII, 334. - First German edition (first edition in 1722). - Extensive report of a stay in the Caribbean of the French Dominican and missionary Jean Baptiste Labat from 1693-1705. Mainly describing the Lesser Antilles with the larger islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique in terms of their inhabitants, geography, zoology and botany. - The plates mostly with depictions of animals and plants, the maps showing the Caribbean, Gouadeloupe, Martinique and St. Christoph. - Clean copy.
First German edition. 4 engr. folding maps and 70 engr. plates (11 folding). Modern half calf. - Clean copy.

614
Jean Baptiste Labat
Reisen nach Westindien, 7 Bde. 1782. [12]
Estimate:
€ 2,000 / $ 2,380
Sold:
€ 1,920 / $ 2.284

(incl. 20% surcharge)