Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amerique Centrale: Études sur les Xiphosures et les Crustacés de la région Mexicaine
By Milne Edwards, M. Alphonse
Pp. (6), 368 + 61 full page plates each with descriptive text leaf (11 are chromolithographs or hand-colored, 50 are halftones on tan backgrounds). Early fine-weave blue cloth, thick folio (14.25 x 11 inches). This work documents the horseshoe crabs and crustaceans of the coastal waters of Mexico. This monograph is the fifth volume of a 13-volume work entitled "Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amerique Centrale," which was the French competitor to the British "Biologia Centrali-Americana" that also documented the plant and animal life of Central America. This fifth volume is the complete work on the horseshoe crabs and crustaceans of Mexico. The fine plates are well executed works of art. This monograph is very scarce.
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