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Voyage de M. Le Baron Rothschild en Éthiopie et en Afrique orientale anglaise (1904-1905). Resultats scientifiques: animaux articulés

Imprimerie Nationale Paris 1922 1041pp.

Maurice Edmond Charles de Rothschild Introduction by E.-L. Bouvier


Between the years of 1904 and 1905 Maurice de Rothschild led and financed a collecting expedition in East Africa, travelling from Djibouti, across Eritrea to Ethiopia and Kenya. The specimens were presented to the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle. A large number of entomologists, including Charles Rothschild, worked on the specimens and their descriptions - some in Latin - are published in the first two volumes of this publication. Sixty eight specimens were named 'rothschildi', although not all of these are known by this name today. The third volume occupied a similarly large number of artists and contains some exquisite colour illustrations of the insects.RAL Library (first volume and Atlas)In 2004 three volumes commemorating Maurice's journey to Africa were privately published by the Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild, with a foreword by his grandson, Benjamin: Baron Maurice de Rothschild's journey to East Africa 1904-1905 also published in French as Voyage du Baron Maurice de Rothschild en Afrique orientale 1904-1905 . This work consists of a description of the journey, facsimiles of some of the illustrations in the Atlas and a third volume covering Maurice's work on okapi and giraffes.

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