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Cabinet of Natural Curiosities

Das Naturalienkabinett = Le Cabinet Des Curiosités Naturelles : Locupletissimi Rerum Naturalium Thesauri, 1734-1765
Seba, Albertus (Book - 2011 )
Cabinet of Natural Curiosities

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A most unusual collection of natural specimens Albertus Seba 's Cabinet of Curiosities is one of the 18th century's greatest natural history achievements and remains one of the most prized natural history books of all time . Though scientists of his era often collected natural specimens for research purposes, Amsterdam-based pharmacist Albertus Seba (1665-1736) was unrivaled in his passion. His amazing collection of animals, plants and insects from all around the world gained international fame during his lifetime . In 1731, after decades of collecting, Seba commissioned illustrations of every specimen and arranged the publication of a four-volume catalog– from strange and exotic plants to snakes, frogs, crocodiles, shellfish, corals, birds, and butterflies, as well as fantastic beasts, such as a hydra and a dragon . Seba's scenic illustrations, often mixing plants and animals in a single plate, were unusual even for the time. The more peculiar creatures from the collection–some of them now extinct–were as curious in Seba's day as they are today. Our superb reproduction is taken from a rare, hand-colored original. The introduction supplies background information about the fascinating tradition to which Seba's curiosities belonged.
Authors: Seba, Albertus, 1665-1736
Title: Cabinet of natural curiosities
Das Naturalienkabinett = Le cabinet des curiosités naturelles : Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri, 1734-1765
Publisher: Köln :, Taschen,, c2011
Characteristics: 415 p. :,col. ill. ;,34 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Albertus Seba ; [scientific research, Rainer Willmann, Jes Rust, Volker Wissemann]
Notes: "Based on the copy in the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague."
ISBN: 9783836515832
Branch Call Number: 508 S4431c 2011
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