1859 Engelmann, George; CACTACEAE of the US & Mexico - Book, Botany, Cacti



Engelmann, George; Emory, Lieut. Col. W. H.

United States and Mexican Boundary Survey; Cactaceae of The Boundary

4to. Over 9¾"-12" tall

78 pages of text. 75 steel engraving plates after drawings by Paulus Roetter, engraved by Picart, Dougal, Davesne, Rebuffet, Schmelz, Conner, Smillie, etc.

Bound recent cloth backed marbled boards with gilt lettering to spine.

Howes E-146, BTB-57, Sabin. 1859 edition.

George Engelmann (2 February 1809 to 4 February 1884) was a German-American botanist. He was instrumental in describing the flora of the west of North America. He was particularly active in the Rocky Mountains and northern Mexico.

First edition of "one of the most significant of all government reports on western and southern Texas" (Jenkins).

Some age spotting as usual to plates, heavier to a few. Text light browned.