Albertus Seba: Cabinet of Natural Curiosities
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Albertus Seba: Cabinet of Natural Curiosities

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by Irmgard Musch, Rainer Willmann, Jes Rust
     
 

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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783836515832
Publisher:
Taschen America, LLC
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Series:
25 Series
Edition description:
25th Anniversary Edition
Pages:
415
Sales rank:
118,804
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 13.40(h) x 1.60(d)

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