Beschreibung

FRANCOIS SULPICE BEUDANT
(1787 – 1850)
>Voyage mineralogique et geologique, en Hongrie, pendant l‘annee 1818.

3 volumes of text and one atlas volume 4° (265×210 and 292×222 mm). [6], VIII, 42, [2], 560; [4], 614 (recte 574); [4], 659; [4], 4, 16 pp., 1 folding table and 14 mostly folding plates and maps of which 11 coloured and one with a fold-out. Mid 19th century quarter calf, spine with gilt fillets and red resp. green labels. Somewhat scuffed and rubbed, corners bumped. Minimally foxed. Paris, Verdière, 1822.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Sinkankas 612; DSB II, 106; Poggendorf I, 179.
One of the rare copies with coloured plates. First edition of the geological and lithological mapping of the historical territory of Hungary-Pannonian basin and Carpathian Mountains.Account of this nine-month scientific journey in the Austro-Hungarian Empire which established for Beudant a European reputation. “During is peregrinations in Hungary, Beudant visited the famous precious opal mines in Dubnik area of what is now Czechoslovakia… [In vol. 3] better and more detailed information appears here on the principal opal mine and the kinds of precious opal that was being found at that time of this visit.” (Sinkankas). The plates show geological cross-sections and maps. [369010].