Újguineai utazásom emlékei. [Memories of my travel to New Guinea]. Lajos Dr. Bíró, József Dr Szabó-Patay.
Újguineai utazásom emlékei. [Memories of my travel to New Guinea].
Újguineai utazásom emlékei. [Memories of my travel to New Guinea].
Újguineai utazásom emlékei. [Memories of my travel to New Guinea].
Újguineai utazásom emlékei. [Memories of my travel to New Guinea].
Illustrated 19th Century Travel Memoir About Papua New Guinea

Újguineai utazásom emlékei. [Memories of my travel to New Guinea].

Budapest: Magyar Királyi Természettudományi Társulat, 1932. First edition. With 49 text illustrations, mostly full page photographic reproductions. Text in Hungarian. In publisher’s printed wrappers. (8), 260 p., and two plates. Owner’s stamp in front end-paper. Slight creasing to the cover at the tail. Overall in fine condition.

Richly illustrated travel memoir of the Hungarian zoologist and ethnologist, Lajos Bíró who travelled to Papua New Guinea at the end of the 19th century.

Lajos Bíró (1856–1931) was among the first Hungarian scientists to travel to Papua New Guinea (then German New Guinea) to pursue zoological and ethnographic research. He spent half a decade studying the indigenous, cannibal tribes of New Guinea and the nature of the North-Eastern area of the island. He created a collection of about 200,000 animals that include several previously unknown species. He documented his travels and research with his camera. This book, published a year after his death contains numerous reproductions of his photographs.

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Price: €300.00