Der Erdball und seine Naturwunder. Populaires Handbuch der physischen Erdbeschreibung. Zweiter Band in zwei Abschnitten. I. Tellurischer Magnetismus. II. Die Gewasser der Erde. W. F. A. Zimmermann.

Der Erdball und seine Naturwunder. Populaires Handbuch der physischen Erdbeschreibung. Zweiter Band in zwei Abschnitten. I. Tellurischer Magnetismus. II. Die Gewasser der Erde.

Berlin: Gustav Hempel, 1855. Third Printing. Half-Leather. Good. Item #067894

"Mit einem in Farben gedruckten Titelbild, 5 Karten und 93 Holzschnitten." VIII + 543pp. Pages bear foxing throughout but are free from owners' marks; binding is square and secure, the leather of the spine showing scratches and scuffs along the backstrip, the beginning of a crack at the bottom of the front joint, and additional surface wear along the sides and at the spine ends, with some flaking of the gilt titles and decoration; the corners are worn around the edges; the textured brown boards also show a few chips around outside edges and scattered white specks on the back, otherwise clean and well-kept. Caveat for the modern reader: Only taxonomical names are in a Roman typeface; the rest is in blackletter. A thrilling frontis depicts masted ships struggling for a northern passage amid icebergs; five two-color maps show magnetic fields, oceanic currents, and more; woodcuts illustrate maritime species, river watersheds, and even a scene of spelunking.

Price: $30.00

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