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JACOBAEUS, Oliger.
MUSEUM REGIUM Seu Catalogus Rerum tam naturalium, quàm artificialium, Quæ In Baslilica Bibliothecæ Augustissimi Daniæ Norvegiæq; Monarchæ Christiani Qvinti Hafniæ asservantur, ... Hafniæ, Lietris Re. Cels. Typogr. Joachim Schmetgen, Anno M.DC.XCVIII [1699]. [bound with:] [CROY, Charles de., edited by Albert RUBENS and Lorenz BEGER.] REGUM ET IMPERATORUM ROMANORUM NUMISMATA aurea, argentea, aerea a Romulo et C. Jul. Caesare usque ad Justinianum Aug. .... a Biaeo incisa... et Alberti Rubenii Commentario illustrata... subjectis Laurentii Begeri Annotationibus. Coloniæ Brandenburgicæ, Typis Ulrici Liebperti. MDCC. 1700.
1700. Uncommon seconded expanded edition (first 1696) of the noted catalogue of the Royal Danish Kunst- un Wunderkammer, by its keeper Oliger (Holger) Jacobaeus (1650-1701), most attractively illustrated with 41 copper striking engraved plates, and a further 43 charming engraved head- and tail-pieces and initials illustrating additional items from the collection. The first part of the work appears in the main to be a reissue of the first edition, with the date of the title-page seemingly altered by hand with a stamp. A new and rare supplementary section of pp. 97, has been added however, 'Auctarium Rariorum, quae Museo Regio per Triennium Havniae Accesserunt, Uberioribus Illustrata Commentariis Praecipue Numismata et aliae Antiquitates Parti Secundae, aut insertae aut Inserendae', with four additional plates numbered 38-41, and depicting further examples from the extensive numismatic collection, which had been added to in the intervening period.The comparative anatomist Jacobaeus, a pupil of Nicolas Steno and son-in-law of Thomas Bartholin, was professor of history, geography, and medicine at the University of Copenhagen, and as librarian was also given the role as keeper of the Wunderkammer of the King of Denmark, Christian V (1646-1699). Founded by his father King Frederick III in 1650, it remained in existence until 1825 when its collections were dispersed among the many specialized museums created around that time. The collection was strong on natural and ethnographic wonders, and included the entire collections previously assembled by Ole Worm (at the time the most fam … [Click Below for Full Description]
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