Histoire Naturelle de la Hollande Equinoxiale: ou description des animaux, plantes, fruits, et autres curiosite's naturelles, qui se trouvent dans la colonie de Surinam; avecleurs noms différents, tant François que Latins, Hollandois, Indiens & Nègre-Anglois.
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Amsterdam, M. Magerus, 1765. 8vo (200 x 122mm). pp. xii, 239, (3), with engraved frontispiece and engraved title-vignette. Contemporary calf, gilt ornamented spine with gilt lettering (head of spine missing small part).
about the colony of Surinam, about diseases of that area and about its plants
Philippe Fermin (1729-1813) was a physician in Surinam from 1754-1762. "Possessed a cabinet with a.o. insects of Surinam. Well-known author about the colony of Surinam, about diseases of that area and about its plants" (Engel's Alphabetical List of Dutch Zoological Cabinets ... 2. ed. p.86). The charming frontspiece, showing exotic animals and the title-vignette, showing fishes, shells and fishing gear, are drawn and engraved by O. de Vries. A fine copy.
B.M. (N.H.) II, 566; Wood p. 339.