Book on Florida Reefs: Agassiz, Louis, Report on the Florida Reefs
Item Number: Book-10d
Agassiz, Louis; Report on the Florida Reefs accompanied by Illustrations of Florida Corals. Cambridge, Memoir H.M.C.Z., Vol. 7 #1, 1880. Quarto, pp. 62, 22 plates, 1 folded map.
The work is complete and in a recent archival folder with the original title cover laid on front of the folder. The binding is tight and clean. Light damp margin to the outer margin of the first text pages. The plates are clean. The map has been repaired with clear archival tape on the verso of the fold. Over all in very good condition.
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Agassiz's study was completed in 1851 but for unknown reasons it was never published until 1880 when his son Alexander Agassiz discovered the manuscript and brought it to the attention of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. The study is based on Agassiz's work with the U.S. Coast Survey. His survey covers the reefs along Florida's coasts and the Florida Keys. The report is especially noted for the beautiful drawings of corals which were lithographed by the late A. Sonrel