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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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Seba promoted his collection with the head-physician to Peter the Great, Robert Erskine —and in early Peter the Great bought the complete collection. In Carl Linnaeus visited Seba twice.

Today, the original plate volume is on permanent exhibit at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in The HagueNetherlands. Linnaeus found Seba’s collection to be useful for the classification system which Linnaeus was developing, and Linnaeus used many of Seba’s specimens as holotypes for original descriptions of species.

Jes Rustborncompleted his studies in geology, palaeontology and zoology at Gottingen and Kiel. Cabinet of Natural Curiosities.

Albertus Seba’s Cabinet of natural curiosities: Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri, –

He published descriptions of his collections in the work Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri accurata descriptio. Cabinet of Natural Curiosities: This page was last edited on 8 Octoberat Johns Hopkins University Press.


There are also two small places where the paper cover is a bit torn by the indented part. Massive Oversized Hardcover With Slipcase. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Albertus Seba. The introduction supplies background information about the fascinating tradition of natural collections to which Seba’s curiosities belonged. Conservation Land Management CLM is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles.

The last two of the four volumes were published after his death cabient This reproduction is taken from a rare, hand-colored original. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Other titles from Taschen.

Ninia sebaePython sebaeand Oxyrhopus petola sebae. Curiosities of Natural History, in Four Volumes: The introduction supplies background information about the fascinating tradition to which Seba’s curiosities belonged. His early work on taxonomy and natural history influenced Linnaeus. This page was last updated: Also shop in Also shop in. See the contents page photo. Go to British Wildlife. His later collections were auctioned after his death.

Author Albertus Seba, Jes Rust. Benton Richard Fortey View All. Born in Etzel, Seba moved to Amsterdam as an apprentice and, aroundopened a pharmacy near the harbour. Very nice and clean.

Seba asked sailors and ship surgeons to bring exotic plants and animal products he could use for preparing drugs. Inhe had published a Thesaurus of animal specimens with beautiful engravings. About this book Customer reviews Biography Related titles Recommended titles. Minor shelf and handling wear, overall a clean solid copy with minimal signs of use. Each portfolio contains 14 large format reproductions, each described briefly.


Albertus Seba, Cabinet of Natural Curiosities (25th Anniversary Edition)

Seba is commemorated in the scientific names of two species and one subspecies of snakes: Please weba to improve this article by introducing more precise citations.

Also, the edges of the box are a little separated. The Hamburg Hydrafrom the Thesaurus His assistantship at the Institute of Zoology in Gottingen between and was followed by his appointment in as professor of invertebrate duriosities and insect phylogeny at the University of Bonn.

Curiosities Of Natural History: Several objects were purchased by the Petersburg Academy of Sciences. Number of bids and bid amounts may be slightly out of date.

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Click to have a closer look. Curiositiez to Conservation Land Management. Views Read Edit View history. Build Your Own Human Skeleton. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. This is a most unusual collection of natural specimens.

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