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The Resource Characteres generum plantarum quas in itinere ad insulas maris Australis, collegerunt, descripserunt, delinearunt, annis 1772-1775 Joannes Reinoldus Forster ... et Georgius Forster

Characteres generum plantarum quas in itinere ad insulas maris Australis, collegerunt, descripserunt, delinearunt, annis 1772-1775 Joannes Reinoldus Forster ... et Georgius Forster

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Characteres generum plantarum quas in itinere ad insulas maris Australis, collegerunt, descripserunt, delinearunt, annis 1772-1775 Joannes Reinoldus Forster ... et Georgius Forster
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Characteres generum plantarum quas in itinere ad insulas maris Australis, collegerunt, descripserunt, delinearunt, annis 1772-1775 Joannes Reinoldus Forster ... et Georgius Forster
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Summary
The first edition in quarto format of an important work on the plants of New Zealand and Australia, and the first scientific work to emerge from the second voyage of Captain James Cook.
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DLC/ICU
Citation location within source
  • no. 17
  • 1385
  • 139
  • 2013
  • N27449
Citation source
  • Holmes, M. Captain James Cook, R.N., F.R.S., a bibliographical excursion
  • Mitchell Library, Sydney. Bibliography of Captain James Cook
  • Rosove, M. Antarctica, 1772-1922
  • Bagnall, A.G. New Zealand national bibliography
  • English Short Title Catalog
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  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QK98
LC item number
.F73
Literary form
non fiction
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Johann Forster, the chief naturalist of the expedition, and his son, Georg, collected specimens, which Georg then illustrated. The Swedish naturalist, Dr. Anders Sparrman, whom the Forsters had hired during the voyage at the Cape of Good Hope, prepared the descriptive text. The work, which was first published in a folio edition of eight copies in 1775, and then in both a quarto and folio edition in 1776, lists the Forster's botanical discoveries according to the Linnean classification system
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Characteres generum plantarum quas in itinere ad insulas maris Australis, collegerunt, descripserunt, delinearunt, annis 1772-1775 Joannes Reinoldus Forster ... et Georgius Forster
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  • Signatures: pi2 a-b4 B-U4 chi1
  • Errata: page [3] of fifth pagination sequence (recto of leaf chi1)
  • Includes index
Dimensions
30 cm (4to)
Extent
x, [2], viii, 150, [4] pages, 75 [i.e. 78] leaves of plates
Lccn
04003010
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: bound in 18th-century tan calf; gold-stamped spine title "Forsteri Nova Genera Plantarum." Booklabel of Maurice Holmes on front pastedown, with his manuscript notes in pencil on each of the plates. Sir Maurice Holmes was one of the world's foremost authorities on Captain James Cook, whose collection was considered to be the finest private library of books, pamphlets, and rare ephemera concerning the great English navigator, rivalled only by the holdings of the Mitchell Library in Sydney, and the British Library. UCLA acquired Holmes' Captain Cook collection in 1961; see UCLA Librarian 15, no. 3 (Nov. 22, 1961): 19.
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illustrations (engravings)
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  • (OCoLC)02358041
  • ucoclc2358041
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Characteres generum plantarum quas in itinere ad insulas maris Australis, collegerunt, descripserunt, delinearunt, annis 1772-1775 Joannes Reinoldus Forster ... et Georgius Forster
Publication
Note
  • Signatures: pi2 a-b4 B-U4 chi1
  • Errata: page [3] of fifth pagination sequence (recto of leaf chi1)
  • Includes index
Dimensions
30 cm (4to)
Extent
x, [2], viii, 150, [4] pages, 75 [i.e. 78] leaves of plates
Lccn
04003010
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: bound in 18th-century tan calf; gold-stamped spine title "Forsteri Nova Genera Plantarum." Booklabel of Maurice Holmes on front pastedown, with his manuscript notes in pencil on each of the plates. Sir Maurice Holmes was one of the world's foremost authorities on Captain James Cook, whose collection was considered to be the finest private library of books, pamphlets, and rare ephemera concerning the great English navigator, rivalled only by the holdings of the Mitchell Library in Sydney, and the British Library. UCLA acquired Holmes' Captain Cook collection in 1961; see UCLA Librarian 15, no. 3 (Nov. 22, 1961): 19.
Other physical details
illustrations (engravings)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)02358041
  • ucoclc2358041

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