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        Tab LXVII

      - A wonderfully detailed hand colored engraving with magnificent color depicting illustrations of shell and coral groupings from Albert Seba's "Locupletissimi Rerum Naturalium Thesauri". This book was published in Amsterdam by Wetsten, Smith and Waesberg in 1734. Overall this print measures 21"x14". Albert Seba’s magnificent “Thesauri” is a catalogue of his personal natural history collection, an immense conglomeration of specimens of a number of exotic plant and animal life. The son of a Frisian peasant who became rich in the service of the Dutch East India Company, Seba was an apothecary practicing in Amsterdam when he began to collect. His scientific interests and curiosity motivated him to amass this collection on a series of travels to the East and West Indies, and from purchases he made of specimens collected by travelers the world over. Many of the snakes, plants, fish and shells illustrated and described in his “Thesauri” were based on the specimens Seba collected in this “cabinet of curiosities.” In fact, many of the extravagant designs of the engravings were copies of the arrangements of the specimens in the drawers of his cabinet and the walls upon which he hung his collection, which in this way became a sort of predecessor of the modern museum. The collection was a valuable source to European natural historians, many of whom would not have had the opportunity to travel to the far flung destinations where the specimens originated. It is documented, for example, that Carolus Linneas visited the collection when he was in Amsterdam. These fine engravings made Seba’s unparalleled collection accessible to a much wider spectrum of enthusiasts, and modern viewers, too, can appreciate the stylized compositions and near-abstract quality of their stylized, fanciful compositions. Overall this print is in very good condition with some light foxing, staining, and a few small tears and creases along the margins.

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        Tab. I

      Amsterdam by Wetsten, Smith and Waesberg 1734 - Albert Seba (1665-1736). Copperplate engraving with original hand color from Locupletissimi Rerum Naturalium Thesauri. Published in Amsterdam by Wetsten, Smith and Waesberg, 1734-1755. Paper size: 14" x 21" Condition: Deckeled edge at bottom. Albert Seba’s magnificent “Thesauri” is a catalogue of his personal natural history collection, an immense conglomeration of specimens of a number of exotic plant and animal life. The son of a Frisian peasant who became rich in the service of the Dutch East India Company, Seba was an apothecary practicing in Amsterdam when he began to collect. His scientific interests and curiosity motivated him to amass this collection on a series of travels to the East and West Indies, and from purchases he made of specimens collected by travelers the world over. Many of the snakes, plants, fish and shells illustrated and described in his “Thesauri” were based on the specimens Seba collected in this “cabinet of curiosities.” In fact, many of the extravagant designs of the engravings were copies of the arrangements of the specimens in the drawers of his cabinet and the walls upon which he hung his collection, which in this way became a sort of predecessor of the modern museum. The collection was a valuable source to European natural historians, many of whom would not have had the opportunity to travel to the far flung destinations where the specimens originated. It is documented, for example, that Carolus Linneas visited the collection when he was in Amsterdam. These fine engravings made Seba’s unparalleled collection accessible to a much wider spectrum of enthusiasts, and modern viewers, too, can appreciate the stylized compositions and near-abstract quality of their fanciful compositions.

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        Tab CX

      - A wonderfully detailed hand colored engraving with magnificent color depicting illustrations of shell and coral groupings from Albert Seba's "Locupletissimi Rerum Naturalium Thesauri". This book was published in Amsterdam by Wetsten, Smith and Waesberg in 1734. Overall this print measures 20"x25". Albert Seba’s magnificent “Thesauri” is a catalogue of his personal natural history collection, an immense conglomeration of specimens of a number of exotic plant and animal life. The son of a Frisian peasant who became rich in the service of the Dutch East India Company, Seba was an apothecary practicing in Amsterdam when he began to collect. His scientific interests and curiosity motivated him to amass this collection on a series of travels to the East and West Indies, and from purchases he made of specimens collected by travelers the world over. Many of the snakes, plants, fish and shells illustrated and described in his “Thesauri” were based on the specimens Seba collected in this “cabinet of curiosities.” In fact, many of the extravagant designs of the engravings were copies of the arrangements of the specimens in the drawers of his cabinet and the walls upon which he hung his collection, which in this way became a sort of predecessor of the modern museum. The collection was a valuable source to European natural historians, many of whom would not have had the opportunity to travel to the far flung destinations where the specimens originated. It is documented, for example, that Carolus Linneas visited the collection when he was in Amsterdam. These fine engravings made Seba’s unparalleled collection accessible to a much wider spectrum of enthusiasts, and modern viewers, too, can appreciate the stylized compositions and near-abstract quality of their stylized, fanciful compositions. Overall this print is in very good condition with some foxing and staining throughout.

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        Tab. LI

      Amsterdam by Wetsten, Smith and Waesberg 1734 - Albert Seba (1665-1736). Copperplate engraving with original hand color from Locupletissimi Rerum Naturalium Thesauri. Published in Amsterdam by Wetsten, Smith and Waesberg, 1734-1755. Paper size: 14" x 21" Condition: Deckeled edge at bottom. Albert Seba’s magnificent “Thesauri” is a catalogue of his personal natural history collection, an immense conglomeration of specimens of a number of exotic plant and animal life. The son of a Frisian peasant who became rich in the service of the Dutch East India Company, Seba was an apothecary practicing in Amsterdam when he began to collect. His scientific interests and curiosity motivated him to amass this collection on a series of travels to the East and West Indies, and from purchases he made of specimens collected by travelers the world over. Many of the snakes, plants, fish and shells illustrated and described in his “Thesauri” were based on the specimens Seba collected in this “cabinet of curiosities.” In fact, many of the extravagant designs of the engravings were copies of the arrangements of the specimens in the drawers of his cabinet and the walls upon which he hung his collection, which in this way became a sort of predecessor of the modern museum. The collection was a valuable source to European natural historians, many of whom would not have had the opportunity to travel to the far flung destinations where the specimens originated. It is documented, for example, that Carolus Linneas visited the collection when he was in Amsterdam. These fine engravings made Seba’s unparalleled collection accessible to a much wider spectrum of enthusiasts, and modern viewers, too, can appreciate the stylized compositions and near-abstract quality of their fanciful compositions.

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        Tab 12 - Snakes, According to Seba from America, Fire Salamander, lizard and grebe

      1734 - Albert Seba Illustrated plate from Locupletissimi Rerum Naturalium Thesauri Amsterdam: Wetsten, Smith and Waesberg, 1734-1755 Hand-colored copperplate engraving (original color) Sheet size 14" x 20 1/2" Albert Seba’s magnificent Thesauri is a catalogue of his personal natural history collection, an immense conglomeration of specimens of a number of exotic plant and animal life. The son of a Frisian peasant who became rich in the service of the Dutch East India Company, Seba was an apothecary practicing in Amsterdam when he began to collect. His scientific interests and curiosity motivated him to amass this collection on a series of travels to the East and West Indies, and from purchases he made of specimens collected by travelers the world over. Many of the snakes, plants, fish and shells illustrated and described in his Thesauri were based on the specimens Seba collected in this “cabinet of curiosities.” In fact, many of the extravagant designs of the engravings were copies of the arrangements of the specimens in the drawers of his cabinet and the walls upon which he hung his collection, which in this way became a sort of predecessor of the modern museum. The collection was a valuable source to European natural historians, many of whom would not have had the opportunity to travel to the far flung destinations where the specimens originated. It is documented, for example, that Carolus Linneas visited the collection when he was in Amsterdam. These fine engravings made Seba’s unparalleled collection accessible to a much wider spectrum of enthusiasts, and modern viewers, too, can appreciate the stylized compositions and near-abstract quality of their stylized, fanciful compositions.

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        Tab. XXXVIII

      Amsterdam by Wetsten, Smith and Waesberg 1734 - Albert Seba (1665-1736). Copperplate engraving with original hand color from Locupletissimi Rerum Naturalium Thesauri. Published in Amsterdam by Wetsten, Smith and Waesberg, 1734-1755. Condition: Deckeled edge at bottom. Albert Seba’s magnificent “Thesauri” is a catalogue of his personal natural history collection, an immense conglomeration of specimens of a number of exotic plant and animal life. The son of a Frisian peasant who became rich in the service of the Dutch East India Company, Seba was an apothecary practicing in Amsterdam when he began to collect. His scientific interests and curiosity motivated him to amass this collection on a series of travels to the East and West Indies, and from purchases he made of specimens collected by travelers the world over. Many of the snakes, plants, fish and shells illustrated and described in his “Thesauri” were based on the specimens Seba collected in this “cabinet of curiosities.” In fact, many of the extravagant designs of the engravings were copies of the arrangements of the specimens in the drawers of his cabinet and the walls upon which he hung his collection, which in this way became a sort of predecessor of the modern museum. The collection was a valuable source to European natural historians, many of whom would not have had the opportunity to travel to the far flung destinations where the specimens originated. It is documented, for example, that Carolus Linneas visited the collection when he was in Amsterdam. These fine engravings made Seba’s unparalleled collection accessible to a much wider spectrum of enthusiasts, and modern viewers, too, can appreciate the stylized compositions and near-abstract quality of their fanciful compositions.

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        Tab C

      - A wonderfully detailed hand colored engraving with magnificent color depicting illustrations of shell and coral groupings from Albert Seba's "Locupletissimi Rerum Naturalium Thesauri". This book was published in Amsterdam by Wetsten, Smith and Waesberg in 1734. Overall this print measures 21"x14". Albert Seba’s magnificent “Thesauri” is a catalogue of his personal natural history collection, an immense conglomeration of specimens of a number of exotic plant and animal life. The son of a Frisian peasant who became rich in the service of the Dutch East India Company, Seba was an apothecary practicing in Amsterdam when he began to collect. His scientific interests and curiosity motivated him to amass this collection on a series of travels to the East and West Indies, and from purchases he made of specimens collected by travelers the world over. Many of the snakes, plants, fish and shells illustrated and described in his “Thesauri” were based on the specimens Seba collected in this “cabinet of curiosities.” In fact, many of the extravagant designs of the engravings were copies of the arrangements of the specimens in the drawers of his cabinet and the walls upon which he hung his collection, which in this way became a sort of predecessor of the modern museum. The collection was a valuable source to European natural historians, many of whom would not have had the opportunity to travel to the far flung destinations where the specimens originated. It is documented, for example, that Carolus Linneas visited the collection when he was in Amsterdam. These fine engravings made Seba’s unparalleled collection accessible to a much wider spectrum of enthusiasts, and modern viewers, too, can appreciate the stylized compositions and near-abstract quality of their stylized, fanciful compositions. Overall this print is in very good condition with some foxing/staining, and a few creases and small tears along the margins.

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        Tab XIIII (14), Tomus I

      Amsterdam 1734 - Albert Seba (1665-1736). Copperplate engraving with original hand color from Locupletissimi Rerum Naturalium Thesauri, Tomus II. Published in Amsterdam by Waesberg, Wetsten and Smith, 1735. Paper size: 14" x 21" Condition: Deckeled edge at bottom. Albert Seba’s magnificent “Thesauri” is a catalogue of his personal natural history collection, an immense conglomeration of specimens of a number of exotic plant and animal life. The son of a Frisian peasant who became rich in the service of the Dutch East India Company, Seba was an apothecary practicing in Amsterdam when he began to collect. His scientific interests and curiosity motivated him to amass this collection on a series of travels to the East and West Indies, and from purchases he made of specimens collected by travelers the world over. Many of the snakes, plants, fish and shells illustrated and described in his “Thesauri” were based on the specimens Seba collected in this “cabinet of curiosities.” In fact, many of the extravagant designs of the engravings were copies of the arrangements of the specimens in the drawers of his cabinet and the walls upon which he hung his collection, which in this way became a sort of predecessor of the modern museum. The collection was a valuable source to European natural historians, many of whom would not have had the opportunity to travel to the far flung destinations where the specimens originated. It is documented, for example, that Carolus Linneas visited the collection when he was in Amsterdam. These fine engravings made Seba’s unparalleled collection accessible to a much wider spectrum of enthusiasts, and modern viewers, too, can appreciate the stylized compositions and near-abstract quality of their fanciful compositions. ***If you frame up this item with Arader Galleries you can take a 50% discount off the listed price of this work of art.***

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        Tab LXXIII

      - A wonderfully detailed hand colored engraving with magnificent color depicting illustrations of shell and coral groupings from Albert Seba's "Locupletissimi Rerum Naturalium Thesauri". This book was published in Amsterdam by Wetsten, Smith and Waesberg in 1734. Overall this print measures 20"x25". Albert Seba’s magnificent “Thesauri” is a catalogue of his personal natural history collection, an immense conglomeration of specimens of a number of exotic plant and animal life. The son of a Frisian peasant who became rich in the service of the Dutch East India Company, Seba was an apothecary practicing in Amsterdam when he began to collect. His scientific interests and curiosity motivated him to amass this collection on a series of travels to the East and West Indies, and from purchases he made of specimens collected by travelers the world over. Many of the snakes, plants, fish and shells illustrated and described in his “Thesauri” were based on the specimens Seba collected in this “cabinet of curiosities.” In fact, many of the extravagant designs of the engravings were copies of the arrangements of the specimens in the drawers of his cabinet and the walls upon which he hung his collection, which in this way became a sort of predecessor of the modern museum. The collection was a valuable source to European natural historians, many of whom would not have had the opportunity to travel to the far flung destinations where the specimens originated. It is documented, for example, that Carolus Linneas visited the collection when he was in Amsterdam. These fine engravings made Seba’s unparalleled collection accessible to a much wider spectrum of enthusiasts, and modern viewers, too, can appreciate the stylized compositions and near-abstract quality of their stylized, fanciful compositions. Overall this print is in very good condition with some foxing and staining throughout.

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        Tab. XCI

      Amsterdam by Wetsten, Smith and Waesberg 1734 - Albert Seba (1665-1736). Copperplate engraving with original hand color from Locupletissimi Rerum Naturalium Thesauri. Published in Amsterdam by Wetsten, Smith and Waesberg, 1734-1755. Paper size: 14"x20 3/4" Condition: Deckeled edge at bottom. Albert Seba’s magnificent “Thesauri” is a catalogue of his personal natural history collection, an immense conglomeration of specimens of a number of exotic plant and animal life. The son of a Frisian peasant who became rich in the service of the Dutch East India Company, Seba was an apothecary practicing in Amsterdam when he began to collect. His scientific interests and curiosity motivated him to amass this collection on a series of travels to the East and West Indies, and from purchases he made of specimens collected by travelers the world over. Many of the snakes, plants, fish and shells illustrated and described in his “Thesauri” were based on the specimens Seba collected in this “cabinet of curiosities.” In fact, many of the extravagant designs of the engravings were copies of the arrangements of the specimens in the drawers of his cabinet and the walls upon which he hung his collection, which in this way became a sort of predecessor of the modern museum. The collection was a valuable source to European natural historians, many of whom would not have had the opportunity to travel to the far flung destinations where the specimens originated. It is documented, for example, that Carolus Linneas visited the collection when he was in Amsterdam. These fine engravings made Seba’s unparalleled collection accessible to a much wider spectrum of enthusiasts, and modern viewers, too, can appreciate the stylized compositions and near-abstract quality of their fanciful compositions. ***If you frame up this item with Arader Galleries you can take a 50% discount off the listed price of this work of art.***

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        Tab LXXXIV

      - A wonderfully detailed hand colored engraving with magnificent color depicting illustrations of shell and coral groupings from Albert Seba's "Locupletissimi Rerum Naturalium Thesauri". This book was published in Amsterdam by Wetsten, Smith and Waesberg in 1734. Overall this print measures 21"x14". Albert Seba’s magnificent “Thesauri” is a catalogue of his personal natural history collection, an immense conglomeration of specimens of a number of exotic plant and animal life. The son of a Frisian peasant who became rich in the service of the Dutch East India Company, Seba was an apothecary practicing in Amsterdam when he began to collect. His scientific interests and curiosity motivated him to amass this collection on a series of travels to the East and West Indies, and from purchases he made of specimens collected by travelers the world over. Many of the snakes, plants, fish and shells illustrated and described in his “Thesauri” were based on the specimens Seba collected in this “cabinet of curiosities.” In fact, many of the extravagant designs of the engravings were copies of the arrangements of the specimens in the drawers of his cabinet and the walls upon which he hung his collection, which in this way became a sort of predecessor of the modern museum. The collection was a valuable source to European natural historians, many of whom would not have had the opportunity to travel to the far flung destinations where the specimens originated. It is documented, for example, that Carolus Linneas visited the collection when he was in Amsterdam. These fine engravings made Seba’s unparalleled collection accessible to a much wider spectrum of enthusiasts, and modern viewers, too, can appreciate the stylized compositions and near-abstract quality of their stylized, fanciful compositions. Overall this print is in very good condition with some foxing/staining, and a few creases and small tears along the margins.

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        Tab XCVI (96), Tomus I

      Amsterdam 1734 - Albert Seba (1665-1736). Copperplate engraving with original hand color from Locupletissimi Rerum Naturalium Thesauri, Tomus I. Published in Amsterdam by Waesberg, Wetsten & Smith, 1734. Paper size: 21" x 27" Condition: Deckeled edge on bottom. Albert Seba’s magnificent “Thesauri” is a catalogue of his personal natural history collection, an immense conglomeration of specimens of a number of exotic plant and animal life. The son of a Frisian peasant who became rich in the service of the Dutch East India Company, Seba was an apothecary practicing in Amsterdam when he began to collect. His scientific interests and curiosity motivated him to amass this collection on a series of travels to the East and West Indies, and from purchases he made of specimens collected by travelers the world over. Many of the snakes, plants, fish and shells illustrated and described in his “Thesauri” were based on the specimens Seba collected in this “cabinet of curiosities.” In fact, many of the extravagant designs of the engravings were copies of the arrangements of the specimens in the drawers of his cabinet and the walls upon which he hung his collection, which in this way became a sort of predecessor of the modern museum. The collection was a valuable source to European natural historians, many of whom would not have had the opportunity to travel to the far flung destinations where the specimens originated. It is documented, for example, that Carolus Linneas visited the collection when he was in Amsterdam. These fine engravings made Seba’s unparalleled collection accessible to a much wider spectrum of enthusiasts, and modern viewers, too, can appreciate the stylized compositions and near-abstract quality of their fanciful compositions.***If you frame up this item with Arader Galleries you can take a 50% discount off the listed price of this work of art.***

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        Tab XXXV

      - A wonderfully detailed hand colored engraving with magnificent color depicting illustrations of shell and coral groupings from Albert Seba's "Locupletissimi Rerum Naturalium Thesauri". This book was published in Amsterdam by Wetsten, Smith and Waesberg in 1734. Overall this print measures 21"x14". Albert Seba’s magnificent “Thesauri” is a catalogue of his personal natural history collection, an immense conglomeration of specimens of a number of exotic plant and animal life. The son of a Frisian peasant who became rich in the service of the Dutch East India Company, Seba was an apothecary practicing in Amsterdam when he began to collect. His scientific interests and curiosity motivated him to amass this collection on a series of travels to the East and West Indies, and from purchases he made of specimens collected by travelers the world over. Many of the snakes, plants, fish and shells illustrated and described in his “Thesauri” were based on the specimens Seba collected in this “cabinet of curiosities.” In fact, many of the extravagant designs of the engravings were copies of the arrangements of the specimens in the drawers of his cabinet and the walls upon which he hung his collection, which in this way became a sort of predecessor of the modern museum. The collection was a valuable source to European natural historians, many of whom would not have had the opportunity to travel to the far flung destinations where the specimens originated. It is documented, for example, that Carolus Linneas visited the collection when he was in Amsterdam. These fine engravings made Seba’s unparalleled collection accessible to a much wider spectrum of enthusiasts, and modern viewers, too, can appreciate the stylized compositions and near-abstract quality of their stylized, fanciful compositions. Overall this print is in very good condition with some foxing/staining, and a few creases and small tears along the margins.

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        Tab. XV

      Amsterdam by Wetsten, Smith and Waesberg 1734 - Albert Seba (1665-1736). Copperplate engraving with original hand color from Locupletissimi Rerum Naturalium Thesauri. Published in Amsterdam by Wetsten, Smith and Waesberg, 1734-1755. Paper size: 14"x20 3/4" Condition: Deckeled edge at bottom. Albert Seba’s magnificent “Thesauri” is a catalogue of his personal natural history collection, an immense conglomeration of specimens of a number of exotic plant and animal life. The son of a Frisian peasant who became rich in the service of the Dutch East India Company, Seba was an apothecary practicing in Amsterdam when he began to collect. His scientific interests and curiosity motivated him to amass this collection on a series of travels to the East and West Indies, and from purchases he made of specimens collected by travelers the world over. Many of the snakes, plants, fish and shells illustrated and described in his “Thesauri” were based on the specimens Seba collected in this “cabinet of curiosities.” In fact, many of the extravagant designs of the engravings were copies of the arrangements of the specimens in the drawers of his cabinet and the walls upon which he hung his collection, which in this way became a sort of predecessor of the modern museum. The collection was a valuable source to European natural historians, many of whom would not have had the opportunity to travel to the far flung destinations where the specimens originated. It is documented, for example, that Carolus Linneas visited the collection when he was in Amsterdam. These fine engravings made Seba’s unparalleled collection accessible to a much wider spectrum of enthusiasts, and modern viewers, too, can appreciate the stylized compositions and near-abstract quality of their fanciful compositions. ***If you frame up this item with Arader Galleries you can take a 50% discount off the listed price of this work of art.***

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        Tab LV

      - A wonderfully detailed hand colored engraving with magnificent color depicting illustrations of shell and coral groupings from Albert Seba's "Locupletissimi Rerum Naturalium Thesauri". This book was published in Amsterdam by Wetsten, Smith and Waesberg in 1734. Overall this print measures 21"x14". Albert Seba’s magnificent “Thesauri” is a catalogue of his personal natural history collection, an immense conglomeration of specimens of a number of exotic plant and animal life. The son of a Frisian peasant who became rich in the service of the Dutch East India Company, Seba was an apothecary practicing in Amsterdam when he began to collect. His scientific interests and curiosity motivated him to amass this collection on a series of travels to the East and West Indies, and from purchases he made of specimens collected by travelers the world over. Many of the snakes, plants, fish and shells illustrated and described in his “Thesauri” were based on the specimens Seba collected in this “cabinet of curiosities.” In fact, many of the extravagant designs of the engravings were copies of the arrangements of the specimens in the drawers of his cabinet and the walls upon which he hung his collection, which in this way became a sort of predecessor of the modern museum. The collection was a valuable source to European natural historians, many of whom would not have had the opportunity to travel to the far flung destinations where the specimens originated. It is documented, for example, that Carolus Linneas visited the collection when he was in Amsterdam. These fine engravings made Seba’s unparalleled collection accessible to a much wider spectrum of enthusiasts, and modern viewers, too, can appreciate the stylized compositions and near-abstract quality of their stylized, fanciful compositions. Overall this print is in very good condition with some foxing/staining, and a few creases and small tears along the margins.

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        Tab. XXI

      Amsterdam by Wetsten, Smith and Waesberg 1734 - Albert Seba (1665-1736). Copperplate engraving with original hand color from Locupletissimi Rerum Naturalium Thesauri. Published in Amsterdam by Wetsten, Smith and Waesberg, 1734-1755. Paper size: 14"x20 3/4" Condition: Deckeled edge at bottom. Albert Seba’s magnificent “Thesauri” is a catalogue of his personal natural history collection, an immense conglomeration of specimens of a number of exotic plant and animal life. The son of a Frisian peasant who became rich in the service of the Dutch East India Company, Seba was an apothecary practicing in Amsterdam when he began to collect. His scientific interests and curiosity motivated him to amass this collection on a series of travels to the East and West Indies, and from purchases he made of specimens collected by travelers the world over. Many of the snakes, plants, fish and shells illustrated and described in his “Thesauri” were based on the specimens Seba collected in this “cabinet of curiosities.” In fact, many of the extravagant designs of the engravings were copies of the arrangements of the specimens in the drawers of his cabinet and the walls upon which he hung his collection, which in this way became a sort of predecessor of the modern museum. The collection was a valuable source to European natural historians, many of whom would not have had the opportunity to travel to the far flung destinations where the specimens originated. It is documented, for example, that Carolus Linneas visited the collection when he was in Amsterdam. These fine engravings made Seba’s unparalleled collection accessible to a much wider spectrum of enthusiasts, and modern viewers, too, can appreciate the stylized compositions and near-abstract quality of their fanciful compositions. ***If you frame up this item with Arader Galleries you can take a 50% discount off the listed price of this work of art.***

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        Code criminel de l'Empereur Charles V, vulgairement appelle La Caroline: Contenant les Loix qui sont suivies dans les Jurisdictions Criminelles de l'Empire; et a l'usage des Conseils de Guerre des Troupes Suisses.

      Paris, Claude Simon, 1734 - Gr.8°, Gestochenes Portrait (Le Baron de Besenval), Titelkupfer, 15 Bl, 365 S., 1 Bl., OLdr der Zeit mit Rückenschild, goldgeprägter Rücken, Erste (von 3) franz. Ausgabe. Gewidmet «A Monsieur le Baron de Besenval, Lieutenat general des Armées du Roy, Colonel du Regiment des Gardes Suisse des sa Majeste.»Franz Adam Vogel, «Garde juge des Gardes suisse du Roi» übersetzte die Kriminalordnung Kaiser Karls V aus dem Jahr 1532 ins Französische. Formel des Kriegsrates in deutscher Übersetzung.Die Constitutio Criminalis Carolina (CCC) oder Carolina gilt heute als erstes allgemeines deutsches Strafgesetzbuch. Eindeutschend wird sie schon früh auch als peinliche Halsgerichtsordnung Karls V. bezeichnet. Peinlich bezieht sich hierbei auf das lateinische ?poena?, übersetzt ?Strafe? und bezeichnet Leibes- und Lebensstrafen. Die Carolina hatte weit über das Reich hinaus Gesetzeskraft und galt teilweise bis ins frühe 19 Jht.Jean-Victor de Besenval, Baron de Brünstatt (1671- 1736), schweizer Offizier in franz. diplomatischen Diensten. 1703 in Berlin, ab 1707 franz. Botschafter bei König Karl XII von Schweden und von 1710 bis 1721 am Hof des polnischen Königs u Kurfürsten von Sachsen August dem Starken.KANN ERST NACH MESSERERHÖFFNUNG VERKAUFT WERDEN! 1600 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue des Archevechez, Evechez, Abbayes et Prieurez de Nomination Royale, Leur revenu, charges déduites, la taxe de Rome ; les Evêchez situez en Pays d'Obédience, ceux qui sont du ressort de la Légation d'Avignon ; le nom des Titulaires, & la date de leur Nomination en l'état qu'ils se trouvent au 15 de Mai 1734 [ Catalogue des Archevêchés, Evêchés, Abbayes et Prieurés de Nomination Royale ]

      Chez Langlois 1734 - 1 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque pleine basane marbrée, Chez Langlois, Paris, 1734, 4 ff., 264 pp., 4 ff. n. ch., 82 pp. (interfoliés) et 3 ff. n. ch. Rare exemplaire de cette importante source documentaire sur les revenus ecclésiastiques. Comme il paraît habituel, la seconde partie (Catalogue Alphabétique) est interfoliée. Etat très satisfaisant (rel. frottée avec petits mq. en dos et coins, ancien cachet d'institution religieuse). Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        Versuch von Schweizerischen Gedichten. Zweyte, vermehrte und veranderte Auflage.

      Bern - Niclaus Emanuel Haller 1734 - The scarce second edition of poetry from Albrecht Haller, more famously known as an anatomist and naturalist. In German. The frontispiece is missing. Albrecht von Haller, 1708 1777, was a Swiss anatomist, physiologist, naturalist and poet. Condition: In a half vellum binding. Externally, worn, with slight loss. The front hinge is held by one cord, and the rear hinge is strained. Internally, firmly bound, with slight browning and marks. There are tidemarks to the lower margins, that only slightly affect the text, and tidemarks to the upper half of the pages from 115 to the rear, and to the title page. There is evidence of past worming prominent from page 109 to the rear, that only slightly begins to the affect the text. There is a small bookplate to the front pastedown, and an 1812 ink signature to the front free-endpaper. Overall: GOOD ONLY. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        LLAVE DE ALBEYTERIA, Primera, y Segunda Parte, en que se trata de todos los Principios assi antiguos, como modernos de la Facultad, declarando muchos Phenomenos, y Arcanos, que nuestros Authores no los alcançaron,

      - deseando con ellos hazer un Albeytar consumado. En Zaragoza. Por Francisco Revilla, la primera parte y segunda parte por Joseph Fort, 1734, 21x30, 12 hojas (incluida portada), 500 págs. 1 lámina al agua fuerte. Ex Libris. Texto impreso a 2 columnas, buen estado, tan solo una ligera mancha en esquina inferior de últimas hojas y margen blanco de unas pocas hojas. Portada en orla, frisos y letras capitulares. Encuadernado en holandesa de época con la lomera en piel. Edición única, nunca más reimpresa. (Palau nº 279979 "La segunda parte no lleva portada alguna. La parte primera trata de los principios de la Albeitería, y la segunda, lo que es conveniente a la práctica ó curación de las enfermedades que ocurren al cuerpo animal. Entre las páginas 428 y 429 hay una lámina al agua fuerte representando la transfusión de la sangre por medio de cánulas de latón (Jiménez Catalán)". "Cábele la gloria a nuestro estudioso paisano de ser el primero que consiguió en letras de imprenta dicha operación contra el muermo, que siguió y aconsejó Mr. Chobert, célebre veterinario francés (Latassa)". (52497).

      [Bookseller: Librería J. Cintas]
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        A General History of the Lives and Adventures of the Most Famous Highwaymen, Murderers, Street-Robbers Etc. To Which is Added a Genuine Account of the Voyages and Plunders of the Most Notorious Pyrates

      J. Janeway, London 1734 - [4], 484pp, [2]. Later full straight-grain morocco, raised bands, spine in six panels, author / title to second panel, place / date to third, remaining panels with central lozenge made up of flowers and leafy stem tools with volute and flower head corner pieces, covers with a triple fillet and dog-tooth roll border with a large armorial centrepiece with thistles to head and tail, double fillet to edges, elaborate roll to inner dentelles, a.e.g., with silk endpapers embossed with lions rampant and thistles. Slightly rubbed to extremities, upper cover with a two inch scrape beneath the gilt centrepiece. Internally very lightly browned but generally bright and clean. Title in red and black, engraved frontispiece and twenty-five full page engravings. A sumptuous copy of this classic work, the leading source for all subsequent piratical literature, much copied and pirated. Johnson's identity is unknown, the work is often attributed to Daniel Defoe, see Moore's 'A Checklist of the Writings of Daniel Defoe', but Furbank and Owens 'de-attribute' it in their critique of Moore's checklist. The first edition in this format, (Johnson's 'Lives of the Pyrates' was first published a decade earlier), much of the material was taken from Smith's 'Live's of Noted Highwaymen, Robbers, Thieves and Pickpockets' (1714), to which was added the chapters on pirates. Uncommon, especially complete and in such wonderful condition. Moore 458; Furbank and Owens, pg 133; NMM IV:274 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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