Zoologia Typica,or Figures of New and Rare Mammals and Birds described in the Proceedings or exhibited in the Collections of the Zoological Society of London.
London, Published by the Author, 1849, folio(380 x 270mm) later half red morocco gilt, with printed and hand-coloured titles, the hand-coloured title within a scene of giraffe feeding and natives watching a lion across the Niger, list of subscribers and 70 hand-coloured engraved plates with descriptive text.
First Edition, Limited to 250 copies only, originally issued in parts this interesting work was to describe every new and rare mammal and bird discussed in the Proceedings, or exhibited in the collections of the Zoological Society. Although publication ceased before this was achieved the plates issued illustrate forty-six species of birds and twenty-eight mammals with representations of their habitat, including 23 of the plants identified. All executed by Charles Couzens and H.N. Turner. Louis Fraser was Curator to the Zoological Society, conservator to the Earl of Derby at Knowsley on his Zoological collections, and naturalist on two expeditions to North Africa. The superb colouring of the plates was by the artist Triptree, 6 Guildford Street, Walworth, acknowledged by the author in the preface.
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