Testacea Fluviatilia quae in Itinere per Brasilian annis MDCCCXVII - MDCCCXX. Jussu et Auspiciis Maximiliani Josephi I. Bavariae Regis Augustissini. ... Digessit ... Dr. J.A. Wagner. Ediderunt F. a Paula de Schrank et C.F.P. de Martius.
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Munich: C. Wolf 1827. Large 4to. Later qtr. cloth with gilt title to spine. (2 vi 36pp. text). With 29 full-page hand-coloured litho plates. Fine and complete. Nissen 3954. 1st edition of this rare monograph on the freshwater molluscs of Brazil the first work devoted to Brazilian shells. NOTE: Spix's expedition to Brazil from 1817 to 1820 under the aegis of the King of Bavaria Maximilian Joseph I was the first by a European zoologist to visit the Amazon.
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