Cabinet of Natural Curiosities
Das Naturalienkabinett = Le Cabinet Des Curiosités Naturelles : Locupletissimi Rerum Naturalium Thesauri, 1734-1765Book - 2011
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.
This reproduction is taken from a rare, hand-colored original. The introduction supplies background information about the fascinating tradition to which Seba's curiosities belonged. Text in English, French, and German
From Library Staff
multcolib Feb 26, 2016
Seba amassed one of the largest and most unusual natural history collections of the 1700s, then commissioned illustrations of all his specimens. Somehow a few fantastic beasts such as a dragon and a hydra crept in!
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 .