Cabinet of Natural Curiosities - Multilingual Edition - 40th Edition

ISBN: 9783836587884 Categorii: Diverse, Diverse. An apariție: 2022 Autor: Albertus Seba Editură: Taschen GmbH Ediție: XL Colecție: Taschen 40 Tip copertă: Hardcover Număr pagini: 512 Stoc: Stoc limitat

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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 unrivalled 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.

About the series

TASCHEN is 40! Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible publishing, helping bookworms around the world curate their own library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia at an unbeatable price. Today we celebrate 40 years of incredible books by staying true to our company credo. The 40 series presents new editions of some of the stars of our program―now more compact, friendly in price, and still realized with the same commitment to impeccable production.

Language: English, French, German

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Albertus Seba
Data Publicarii
2022
Editura
Taschen GmbH
Latime
15.6
Inaltime
21.7
Grosime
4
Greutate
1413
Tip Coperta
Hardcover
Nr Pag
512
Colectie
Taschen 40
Subtitlu
1734-1765
Editia
XL
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