1828 · Berlin
by Hemrich, Wilhelm Friedrich and Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg
Berlin: ex Officina Academia, 1828. Folio, printed gray paper-covered portfolio with blues ties; 10 colored lithographic plates; upper tie shortened and frayed; plates near fine. One in a series of at least 10 portfolios depicting the natural history North-East Africa and the Red Sea Basin (others include insects, animals, botany, birds, etc.). In this portfolio of fish we have10 plates depicting 26 aquatic specimens, including sharks, rays, and a beautiful swordfish. Wilhelm Hemprich (1796-1825) and Christian Ehrenberg (1795-1876) were German naturalists who spent five years abroad studying the natural history of Egypt and the region surrounding the Red Sea. After Hemprich died in Eritrea in 1825, Ehrenberg returned to Berlin where he published their research under both of their names. The plates in this volume showcase some of the ichthyology discovered within the region.
(Inventory #: 59079)