Wien: Herausgebein von der K. K. zoologish-botanischen gesellschaft, 1876. 4to. , 4-24 pp. With one hand-coloured map. Item #2802
First edition of this fascinating monograph on the fauna of Malaysia. Von Pelzeln, after giving due credit to a number of predecessors, lists the various species in this part of the world. He also updates the latest discoveries of animal, their movement, and their relationships with other species. A fine colored map shows the areas discussed.
Von Pelzeln (1825-1891), an Austrian, was in charge of the mammal and bird collections of the Imperial Museum of Natural History in Vienna.