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FORSKÅL, PETRUS (PETER) - NIEBUHR, CARSTEN (EDT.).

Flora Ægyptiaco-Arabica. Sive Descriptiones Plantarum, quas per Ægyptum Inferiorem et Arabiam Felicem detexit, illustravit. Post mortem Auctoris edidit Carsten Niebuhr. Accedit Tabula Arabiæ felicis Geographica-Botanica. - [THE PLANTS OF THE ARAB EXPEDITION]

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Hauniæ (Copenhagen), Mölleri, 1775. 4to. Contemp. marbled boards. Small nicks to coverpaper at edges. (1-7)8-32,CXXVI,(2),219,(1) pp., 1 engraved map (Tabula Arabiæ Felicis). A few faint brownspots. Clean and fine, printed on good paper.

First edition of Forskål's fundamental description of the plants of Yemen and lower Egypt found on the Danish expedition to Arabia. As Forskål died in Jerim it was Carsten Niebuhr, the leader of the expedition and only survivor, who published Forskål's manuscripts. Many botanical species are here described for the first time. Forsskål was one of the most gifted disciples of Linnaeus.Staffleu & Cowan, 1819. - Pritzel, 2969.

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