Stuttgart: Deutscher Verlags-Anstalt, 1983 – 1991.
"Vol. I, edited by Susanne Koppel, describes 684 works dating from the discovery of Brazil to the nineteenth century, on history, politics, literature, ethnology, geography, climate, botany, zoology and medicine. The entries are arranged chronologically, and for each Koppel gives collation, condition of the Bosch copy, extensive bibliography and comments. There are indexes by author, subject, place of publication, artist, provenance and Brazilian place name.
"Vol. II, part 1, edited by Renate Löschner and Birgit Kirchstein-Gamber, describes 236 sketches (of which 92 are illustrated) made during the 1815-1817 expedition of Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) to Brazil. The Prince was one of the most noted German travellers to describe the Americas. Borba de Moraes states that "from a scientific point of view this expedition was one of the most profitable of the nineteenth century" (II, 544); an account of it was published as Reise nach Brasilien, Frankfurt, 1820.
Vol. II, part 2, covering the correspondence and sketches of the 1815-1817 expedition, is beautifully illustrated with over 100 color plates, among them drawings of monkeys, birds, reptiles, frogs, a jellyfish, a wasp's nest, etc. This volume was edited by Birgit Kirschstein-Gamber, Susanne Koppel and Renate Löschner, with an introduction by Dorothea Kuhn" (Richard Ramer).
Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Natural History, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Brazil, NATURAL HISTORY › History of Natural History, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999