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Albertus Seba: Cabinet of Natural Curiosities (Locupletissimi Rerum Naturalium Thesauri 1734-1765 Based on the Copy in the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the Hague)
Köln (Cologne), Germany: Taschen, 2001. first edition of Taschen edition. Hardbound. As New in original shipping box, appears not to have been issued with a dustjacket. Color illustrated stout paper-covered boards, contained in original shipping container. 588 pp., Text is in English. A very large book, measuring 12" wide and 17.5" high and perhaps 3" deep. Albertus Seba's Cabinet of Curiosities is one of the 18th century's greatest natural history achievements and remains one of the most prized natural history books of all time. Though it was common for men of his profession to collect natural specimens for research purposes, Amsterdam-based pharmacist Albertus Seba had a passion that led him far beyond the call of duty. His amazing, unprecedented collection of animals, plants and insects from all around the world gained international fame during his lifetime. After decades of collecting, Seba commissioned illustrations of each specimen and arranged the publication of a four-volume catalog detailing his entire collection. This superb, complete reproduction is taken from a rare original with stunning hand-colored plates.
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