Albertus Seba's cabinet of natural curiosities

Albertus Seba's cabinet of natural curiosities (édition trilingue français/anglais/allemand)

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Spectacular specimens. This is Albertus Seba's unrivaled catalog of animals, insects and plants. Albertus Seba's 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 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 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.

Rayons : Arts et spectacles > Généralités sur l'art > Essais / Réflexions / Ecrits sur l'art

  • EAN

    9783836554374

  • Disponibilité

    Manque sans date

  • Nombre de pages

    592 Pages

  • Longueur

    20.4 cm

  • Largeur

    15.4 cm

  • Épaisseur

    5.3 cm

  • Poids

    1 433 g

  • Distributeur

    Union Distribution

  • Support principal

    Grand format

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Rainer Willmann

Rainer Willmann occupe la chaire de zoologie à l'université de Göttingen, où il est directeur du musée zoologique. Spécialiste de phlogénétique et d'évolution, il mène également des recherches sur la biodiversité et son histoire. Il est enfin le co-fondateur du Centre pour la recherche sur la biodiversité et l'écologie de l'université de Göttingen.

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