56pp extract, printed in double columns, illustrated with 50 characteristic Harper's engravings, salvaged from damaged issues of Harper's Magazine, Volume XLII, Nos. 3 - 6, February - May, 1871, and XLIII, Nos. 1 & 2, June / July, 1871. From the opening paragraph, "Purposing to aid the Cuban Telegraph Company, our government considered it advisable to make a reconnaissance of the great range of keys upon the Florida reef." This is the author's first-hand experience in Knight's Key and Key Vaccas, Plantation Key, Metacomba Key, Key Largo and Indian Key, Virgina Key and Cape Florida, Key Bisquine, or Biscayne, Tampa Bay and Key West, and many other places along the coast including the Fort Jefferson / Dry Tortugas area. Please note, the present author's nephew, Charles F. Holder, one-time curator of the American Museum of Natural History, an author in his own right, including a biography of Charles Darwin, and Elements of Zoology which he co-authored with J. B. Holder, wrote a juvenile with this same title in 1892. Illustrations in the present item include a Mangrove swamp, a cigar shaped Mangrove, turtle turning, a "Conch," the white Egret, a pineapple clearing on Key Largo, a view of Indian Key, Captain Cole, a view of coralline, shark - fishing, Fort Jefferson, Bay Buisquine, the mouth of the Miami River, an arrow-root, a sisal hemp plant, an everglade, white pelicans, royal palms, the live-oak, a manatee, a brown pelican and sea gull, a sea-devil, Sea-Horse Key, a Cracker, a scene of sponge fishing, the Kerosene Brothers, a coral worm, the Malthea and Lophius, or Bellows-fish, the Physalia, a tentacle of the Physalia, examples of Cup coral and Brain coral, Janthina, Cymopolia, a Sea-Anemone on the back of a crab, Surgeon-fish, Aplysia, Octopus or Squid, Diogenes the hermit crab, Chemadoris, tropical sea-week, Pavonia, Gaulerpas growing on the sea bottom, Perry's look-out at Gibraltar Island, Put-in-Bay key, and numerous others of general interest. Housed in protective mylar report cover with spine sleeve. Very scarce. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Along The Florida Reef, Complete in Six ...
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Publication Date: 1871
Book Condition: VG
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