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Lindau: 1816. Original engraving with hand coloring. Measures 14" x 17.5" Published in the book, "Naturhistorische Bilder-Gallerie aus dem Thierreiche" [Natural History Picture Gallery of the Animal Kingdom], this beautifully drawn illustration depicts a speckled caiman. At the time of publication, this species was known taxonomically by the name assigned by Carl Linneaus in 1758, "Lacerta Crocodilus". The genus lacerta refers to several European lizard species, while this species, later renamed as "Caiman crocodilus", is native to Central and South.....
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1888. 12 volumes. 3/4 red leather over marbled boards, marbled end-papers, top edge gilt. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1888. Profusely illustrated by more than 2200 woodcuts in the text, 168 full page engravings, and 12 color plates, along with articles by many contributors on Lower Invertebrates; Crustacea and Insects; Fishes and Reptiles; Birds; Mammals; Man. Volume 1 has a small chip on the top of the spine; otherwise a fine set.