Acta Societas Scientiarum Indo-Neerlandicae. Verhandelingen der Natuurkundige Vereeniging in Nederlandische Indie. INDO-AUSTRALIAN NATURAL HISTORY, Natuurkundige Vereeniging van Nederlandsch Indie.
Acta Societas Scientiarum Indo-Neerlandicae. Verhandelingen der Natuurkundige Vereeniging in Nederlandische Indie.
Acta Societas Scientiarum Indo-Neerlandicae. Verhandelingen der Natuurkundige Vereeniging in Nederlandische Indie.
Acta Societas Scientiarum Indo-Neerlandicae. Verhandelingen der Natuurkundige Vereeniging in Nederlandische Indie.
Acta Societas Scientiarum Indo-Neerlandicae. Verhandelingen der Natuurkundige Vereeniging in Nederlandische Indie.
Acta Societas Scientiarum Indo-Neerlandicae. Verhandelingen der Natuurkundige Vereeniging in Nederlandische Indie.
Acta Societas Scientiarum Indo-Neerlandicae. Verhandelingen der Natuurkundige Vereeniging in Nederlandische Indie.

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Acta Societas Scientiarum Indo-Neerlandicae. Verhandelingen der Natuurkundige Vereeniging in Nederlandische Indie.

Batavia: Typis Lange and Co., 1856-, 1859.

Six volumes, illustrated with 26 lithographs, mostly depicting spiders and fishes, (including seven ichthyological plates), one fine coloured lithograph of a Hornbill, large folding map of the central Javanese provinces of Kadoe and Bagelen, in a recent library binding of dark blue cloth, neat library stamps to front paste-down and title-pages, some with release stamps, sectional title pages bound to rear of last volume.

An exceptional collection of Dutch natural history journals printed in Batavia, all published.

An exceptional collection of Dutch natural history journals printed in Batavia, all published.
The series of six volumes is particularly noteworthy for the many species noted here for the first time, many of which are endemic to Indonesia and Australia. The journal is exceptionally important with regards to the scientific description of spiders, crustaceans, and fish of these regions.
Although there are countless interesting papers, perhaps the most important contributor is the icthyologist Pieter Bleeker, whose 21 articles on fishes includes dozens of new discoveries, including no fewer than 42 fishes and 7 crustacea from Australian waters. Bleeker (1819-1878) was a Dutch medical doctor stationed in Indonesia from 1842 to 1860, who established a network of contacts among fellow scientists and local fishers, all of whom sent specimens from throughout the region. He is estimated to have collected around 12,000 specimens, many of which are now in the Natural History Museum in Leiden. Bleeker began publishing his Atlas Ichthyologique in 1860, a comprehensive work of 36 volumes, since republished by the Smithsonian.
The Acta also include a pioneering paper by the entomologist C.L. Doleschall on Spider Species, which lists and figures many smaller spiders from the region for the first time, including 11 species now recorded in the Australian Faunal Directory.
Quite apart from these specifically Australian papers, there are also several important articles on the natural history of Asia, with a natural focus on Indonesia, but also including important contributions on Borneo, New Guinea, and Japan, again with a particular interest in fish species. There is also a small but important paper on a Hornbill from Sumatra by Roosenberg, illustrated with a fine coloured lithograph.
An uncommon work, especially complete as here.

Price (AUD): $5,850.00  other currencies     Ref: #3811933

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