WICHMANN, Arthur. Nova Guinea. Resultats de l'expédition scientifique Néerlandaise a la Nouvelle-Guinée en 1903. Vol. I Entdeckungsgeschichte von Neu-Guinea (bis 18280 [Vol. II 1828-1885 - Vol III. 1885-1902]. Leiden, Brill, 1909-11.
large 4to.; 2 volumes in 3; 20th-century half polished calf over cloth-covered boards, spine with raised bands and contrasting lettering-pieces; pp. xvii, 387; xiv, 369; xvi, -1026, illustrations in the text and two maps, printed in two colours, at the rear; a few initial pages in volume II/1 and II/2 a little spotted, otherwise a very good set.
First edition of this impressive history of Western discoveries of - and in - New Guinea in the 19th century. The professor of geology at Utrecht University participated in expeditions to the Netherlands East Indies and in 1902 to 1903 to New Guinea.