Lot 325: Humboldt, Alexander (1769-1859)
December 3, 2016
New Orleans, LA, USALive Auction
Description: Humboldt, Alexander (1769-1859) and Bonpland, Aime (1773-1858), Monographie des Melastomacees. Rhexies, Paris, Gide Fils, 1823, two parts in one volume, folio (19 7/8 in. x 13 1/4 in.), from the monumental work Voyage aux Regions Equinoxiales du Nouveau Continent, fait en 1799-1804, with 75 stipple engravings printed in colors and finished by hand, after Poiteau and Turpin Provenance: The volume contains the library inventory plate of Judge Albert G. Brice and the front cover has the ownership badge of his wife Mary B. Brice. Judge Brice was the first justice of the peace for the Parish of Orleans (1858-1862) and was mayor of Carrollton in 1874-1875.