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        MEMOIRES POUR SERVIR A L'HISTOIRE DE LANGUEDOC, par feu M. de BASVILLE, intendant de cette Province.

      1734 - A Amsterdam, Chez Pierre Boyer, 1734. In-12 (109 X 159) maroquin poli fauve, dos quatre nerfs surlignés d'un filet perlé, caissons dorés richement ornés, titre doré, date en queue, double encadrement de filet doré sur les plats, filet perlé sur les coupes (reliure postérieure) ; 334 pages (dont titre imprimé en rouge et noir) et deux tableaux dépliants. Manque de papier sans atteinte au texte dans la marge de la page 115. EDITION ORIGINALE des mémoires du tristement célèbre intendant du Languedoc qui, par ses rigueurs et ses répressions, engendra l'insurrection générale des montagnards protestants et donna naissance à la guerre dite des Camisards, dans les Cévennes. Ces mémoires furent terminés vers 1698. L'auteur donne un état du Languedoc tel qu'il a pu l'observer durant les treize années de son service : la géographie et l'histoire, le Gouvernement, l'ordre intérieur et la province, les Droits du Roy, le commerce, les ouvrages faits ou à faire. Bien COMPLET des deux tableaux récapitulatifs dépliants : "Carte contenant le nombre d'ecclesiastiques, la quantité des Maisons religieuses et Couvents de plusieurs Ordres, & le nombre des Religieux qu'ils contiennent dans la Province de Languedoc." et "Recapitulation du produit du Commerce du dedans de la Province de Languedoc [.]". Nicolas de Lamoignon de BASVILLE (26 avril 1648 - 17 mai 1724), intendant du roi en Languedoc, vécut à Montpellier durant 33 années. Basville fut en Languedoc (1685-1718), comme auparavant en Poitou (1682-1685), le bras séculier du roi Louis XIV dans l'entreprise de "catholicisation" forcée des protestants. Aidé d'une trentaine de subdélégués, Basville appliquait la volonté royale sur les 23 diocèses des deux généralités que comprenait son intendance, celle de Montpellier et celle de Toulouse. A ce titre il devait contrôler des zones géographiques à forte densité de nouveaux convertis douteux ou de fanatiques protestants. On sait que, sous son autorité, la répression fut féroce. Basville reçut une éducation soignée des jésuites du Collège de Clermont (Paris) où il prononça en 1666 sa thèse ("Ex optica et astronomia selecta mathemata"). D'une certaine façon, Basville était donc un scientifique. Basville rédigea les "Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire de Languedoc" dans les années 1696-1697. Ils ont été publiés en 1734, soit dix ans après la mort de leur auteur. Ce travail a été écrit sur ordre du Roi à l'intention du duc de Bourgogne, un de ses proches héritiers. Il fait donc partie d'un ensemble de travaux fournis par les intendants pour la formation et l'information du duc de Bourgogne en réponse à un questionnaire assez précis défini par le duc de Beauvilliers. (Antoine de Falguerolles, "Basville, statisticien solitaire du Languedoc"). BEL EXEMPLAIRE, finement relié, probablement à la fin du XIXe siècle. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ALEGACION LEGAL, CANONICA, THEOLOGICA, POLITICA Y FEUDAL sobre la sofisticada razón con que los Serenissimos reyes Catholico, Christianissimo, y de Cerdeña, hacen la Guerra contra el Serenissimo Emperador Carlos VI. Traduccida en español por el doctor don Joseph de Torres y eguiluz.

      Imp. Real de Musica, se hallará en casa de Lorenzo Cardama. Madrid, 1734 - . 20 cm. [44], 224 pág. Enc. pergamino de época. Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español

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        Elementa geometriae theoricae, et praticae. ad usum universitatis Braydensis.1753-54.

      J. Marellum,, Milano, 1734 - 2 voll. in 8°- Cc. (4) con bell¿antiporta figurata in rame, pp. 427; cc. (12), pp. 211, cc. 23 cc. con indice ed errata. Legatura in mezza tela della fine del XIX sec., titolo dor.ata, frontespizi in r/n. con vignette in rame; moltissime figure in legno n.t. e vari capilettera, vignette e finalini. Da notare che nel secondo vol. sono state erroneamente inserite dal legatore 8 carte che dovevano figurare , invece, dopo la quarta carta del primo tomo. Bell¿esemplare, freschissimo. Edizione originale, rara, se completa del secondo vol. edito l'anno successivo al primo.¿Bella edizione¿ (Riccardi, II, 23). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        VERDADERA ALBEYTERIA, Compuesta por.

      - Maestro herrador, y albeytar mas antiguo, que fue de la Real cavalleriza del Rey nuestro señor don Carlos II. Dividido en quatro libros juntos, en una magnitud. LLeva diferentes estampas, donde van delineadas las enfermedades que sobrevienen en el Cuerpo, Braços, y Piernas del Cavallo; y van numeradas y los números corresponden con mucha claridad a los Capitulos que cada uno pertenece. Barcelona: Por Joseph Giralt Impresor, 1734, 21x30, 6 hojas, 436 págs, 2 hojas, grabados en el texto, alguno a toda página. Texto impreso a 2 columnas. Ejemplar en muy buen estado, limpio sin óxido ni manchas. Ex libris. Encuadernado en holandesa del XIX con la lomera en piel. (52470).

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        Beschreibung der Steine sowol Edel als Gemeine darinnen derer Gestalt, Kräffte, Tugenden, Medicin ... samt beygesetzten Warnungen sich für derer Verfälschung wohl zu hüten ... aus dem Englischen ins Deutsche übersetzet von J. Langen.

      Kulmbach, N. Lumscher 1734.. 16, 274 S., 7 Bll. - Angebunden: II.: Philosophische und in der Natur gegründete Abhandlung des Physikalischen Problematis: Woher dem Meere seine Saltzigkeit entstehe? Wobey zugleich eine kurtze Nachricht von dem Ursprunge, Natur und Nahrung der 3. feuerspeyenden Bergen, Hecla, Vesuvius und Aethna gegeben wird. Göteborg, G. W. Goeckingen 1737. 4 Bll., 86 S. - III.: Solbrig, Johann David: Bericht, wie er mit der Information zwey tauber und stummer Personen in seiner Gemeine verfahren ... Salzwedel, Ch. Schustern 1727. 32 S. Pergament d. Zt. mit verg. Wappensupralibros des Juristen Paul Jacob Marperger (1686-1767).. I.: Roller-G. II,244. Ferguson II,138; Sinkankas 4758; Schuh 6. - "Full details of 89 stones are given and their properties described" (Duveen 432). - Von Johann Lang übersetzte Ausgabe des Juwelierhandbuches, des ersten englischen Werkes über Edelsteine (in Deutschland erstmals 1675 erschienen). Behandelt werden 89 Steine, jeweils mit Etymologie des Namens, Vorkommen, Wert, Eigenschaften und Möglichkeiten der Fälschung. - II. Seltenes und wohl eines der ersten hydrographischen Werke. Der unbekannt gebliebene Autor bezeichnet sich auf dem Titel als "Einem curieusem Besitzer Der natürlichen Wissenschaften" und zeichnet das Vorwort als "G. W. M. D.". - III.: Der evangelische Geistliche Johann David Solbrig (1688-1765) hat mit seiner hier geschilderten Methode taubstummen Geschwistern zunächst das Schreiben mit natürlichen Gebärden, Gesten, und Bildern gelehrt und schließlich so den Katechismus erklärt. - Titel von (I) mit handschriftl. Namenseintrag von Paul Jacob Marperger. Sehr gutes Exemplar!

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        Traité général des horloges.

      Chez Hippolyte-Louis Guerin et Jacques-Guerin 1734 - - Chez Hippolyte-Louis Guerin et Jacques-Guerin, Paris 1734, In 8 (12,5x19cm), viij 387pp. (6), relié. - Edition originale illustrée de 27 planches gravées dépliantes et quatre tableaux. Pleine basane brune de l'époque. Dos à 5 nerfs. Toutes tranches rouges. Coiffe de tête élimée, coins émoussés, mors supérieur fendu en tête sur 3cm. Ce traité de référence dans le domaine est l'oeuvre d'un chercheur et érudit, moine bénédictin (fameuse congrégation de St. Maur) versé dans l'étude des mathématiques, de la physique et de la méchanique c'est un ouvrage d'histoire sur le sujet, notamment sur la construction des horloges il relate en outre la bibliograhie sur le sujet avec des commentaires sur chaque ouvrage. viij 387pp. (6) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sardiniae Regnum et Insula uti per celeberr. P. Coronelli

      Norimberga, 1734 - Splendida carta inc. in rame, fresca e nitida e impreziosita da superba coloritura dell'epoca. Misura mm.590x500 + ampi marg. bianchi. Tit. contenuto entro elaborato cartiglio, bordura perimetrale. In basso a des. piccolo riquadro con pianta della città di Cagliari a volo d'uccello. Perfetto stato, rara a trovarsi con cos bella e vivace coloritura.

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        Tab 62

      Amsterdam 1734 - Albert Seba From Locupletissimi Rerum Naturalium Thesauri Amsterdam: Wetsten, Smith and Waesberg, 1734-1755. Hand-colored copperplate engraving with later color 29” x 36” framed Framed in a museum quality frame with archival mounting and UV plexiglass. 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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        TabXXXIX (39), 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.

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        Tab XVII

      - 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. 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 CI

      - 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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