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Albertus Seba's Cabinet of Natural Curiosities : Bibliotheca Universalis - Seba Albertus

Albertus Seba's Cabinet of Natural Curiosities

Bibliotheca Universalis

Hardcover Published: 24th June 2015
ISBN: 9783836554374
Number Of Pages: 752

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The Cabinet of Natural 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 careful and often scenic illustrations of every specimen. With these meticulous drawings, he arranged for the publication of a four-volume catalog, covering the entire collection from strange and exotic plants to snakes, frogs, crocodiles, shellfish, corals, birds, and butterflies, as well as now extinct creatures.

This reproduction is taken from a rare, hand-colored original. The introduction supplies background information about the fascinating tradition of natural collections to which Seba's curiosities belonged.

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"A powerful testament to nature's beauty and diversity."

ISBN: 9783836554374
ISBN-10: 3836554372
Series: Bibliotheca Universalis
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 752
Published: 24th June 2015
Publisher: TASCHEN AMER LLC
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 15.24  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 1.29

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