Albertus Seba’s curious creatures: a most unusual collection of natural specimens Albertus Seba’s Cabinet of Natural Curiosities is one of the 18th century’s. Seba’s collection of scenic illustrations was one of the 18th century’s greatest natural history achievements. Here is a pick of images from the. Shells and other Marine Life from Albertus Seba’s Cabinet of Natural Curiosities ( ). The Dutch pharmacist and collector Albertus Seba () was an.

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Inafter decades of collecting, Seba commissioned illustrations of every specimen and arranged Albertus Seba’s Cabinet of Natural Curiosities of a four-volume catalog — from strange and exotic plants to snakes, frogs, crocodiles, shellfish, corals, birds, and butterflies, as well natjral fantastic beasts, such as a hydra and a dragon. This superb, complete reproduction is taken from a rare, hand-colored original.

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British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast naturxl professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. See each listing for international shipping options and costs. Buckland’s Curiosities of Natural History. First Series by Francis T. The more peculiar creatures from the collection — some of them now extinct — were as curious in Seba’s day as they are today.

Albertus Seba’s Cabinet of Natural Curiosities

This page was last edited on 8 Octoberat This is a paperback, from Massive Oversized Hardcover With Slipcase. Stone, Sarah, Jackson, Christine E. His later collections were auctioned after his death. His assistantship at the Institute of Zoology in Gottingen between and was followed by his appointment in as professor of invertebrate palaeontology and insect phylogeny at the University of Bonn. Several objects were purchased by the Petersburg Academy of Sciences.


Though scientists of his era often collected natural specimens for research purposes, Amsterdam-based pharmacist Albertus Seba was unrivaled in his passion. Birdwatching With Your Eyes Closed. Customer Reviews Review this book. His early work on taxonomy and natural history influenced Linnaeus.

From he delivered drugs to the Russian court in Saint Petersburg and sometimes accepted fresh ginger as payment. In the following several years, Seba managed to develop another collection of natural specimens, which grew more extensive than the first. This page was last updated: Johns Hopkins University Press.

His thesis dealt with the evolution of fossil snail Both collections formed the core of the Kunstkammerthe first Russian public museum founded by Peter the Great in He sold one of his cabinets in to Peter the Great of Russia. Click to have a closer look. Browse titles from Taschen. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations.

About this book Customer reviews Biography Related titles Recommended titles. This reproduction is taken from a rare, hand-colored original. Cabinet of Natural Curiosities.



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