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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There are also two small places where the paper cover is a bit torn by the indented part. His cyriosities collections were auctioned after his death. Jes Rustborncompleted his studies in geology, palaeontology and zoology at Gottingen and Kiel.

Keep up-to-date with NHBS products, news and offers. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. Birdwatching With Your Eyes Closed. However, he did organize his Thesaurus by physical similarities, leading to some similarities with Linnaeus’ larger project. 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.


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Albertus Seba

Cabinet of Natural Curiosities by Irmgard M? From the Cabinet of Albertus Seba.

The introduction supplies background information about the fascinating tradition of natural Ninia sebaePython sebaeand Oxyrhopus petola sebae. Inhe had published a Thesaurus of animal specimens with beautiful engravings.

Albertus Seba’s Cabinet of natural curiosities: Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri, 1734–1765

Author Albertus Seba, Jes Rust. Very nice and clean.

Seba promoted his collection with the head-physician to Peter the Great, Robert Erskine —and in early Peter the Great bought the complete collection. Several objects were purchased by the Petersburg Academy of Sciences. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Cablnet Seba. With Seba as an intermediate, Frederik Ruyscha well-known Amsterdam physician and anatomist, also sold his collection to the tsar.

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This is a paperback, from Albertus Seba’s “Cabinet of Natural Curiosities” is one of the 18th century’s greatest natural history achievements and remains cjriosities of the most prized natural history books of all time. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Irmgard M sch, born instudi Customer Reviews Review this book. First Series by Francis T.

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Cabinet of Natural Curiosities: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Engraving depicting different views of the hedgehog in the Thesaurus.


Each portfolio contains 14 large format reproductions, each described briefly. Cabinet of Natural Curiosities. The full name of the Thesaurus is, with a dual Latin — Dutch title, Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri accurata descriptio — Naaukeurige beschryving van het schatryke kabinet der voornaamste seldzaamheden der natuur Accurate description of the very rich thesaurus of the principal and rarest natural objects.

Born in Etzel, Seba moved to Amsterdam as an apprentice and, aroundopened a pharmacy near the harbour. This is Albertus Seba’s unrivaled catalog of animals, insects and plants. His thesis dealt with the evolution of fossil snails living in the fresh and brackish waters of prehistoric Greece.

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Seba accumulated one of the largest cabinets of curiosities in the Netherlands during his time. A specialist in phlogenetics and evolution, he conducts research into biodiversity and its history.