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Albertus Seba, Cabinet of Natural Curiosities (25) [Hardcover]

Albertus Seba , Irmgard Musch , Jes Rust , Rainer Willmann
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Jan 2011 25
This title presents Albertus Seba's curious creatures. This is a most unusual collection of natural specimens. Albertus Seba's "Cabinet of Natural 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 scientists of his era often collected natural specimens for research purposes, Amsterdam-based pharmacist Albertus Seba (1665-1736) was unrivaled in his passion. His amazing collection of animals, plants and insects from all around the world gained international fame during his lifetime. In 1731, after decades of collecting, Seba commissioned illustrations of every specimen and arranged the publication of a four-volume catalog - from strange and exotic plants to snakes, frogs, crocodiles, shellfish, corals, birds, and butterflies, as well as fantastic beasts, such as a hydra and a dragon. Seba's scenic illustrations, often mixing plants and animals in a single plate, were unusual even for the time. The more peculiar creatures from the collection - some of them now extinct - were as curious in Seba's day as they are today. This reproduction is taken from a rare, hand-colored original. The introduction supplies background information about the fascinating tradition to which Seba's curiosities belonged. This is one of the most prized natural history books of all time.

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  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen GmbH; 25th edition (Jan 2011)
  • Language: French, English, German
  • ISBN-10: 3836515830
  • ISBN-13: 978-3836515832
  • Product Dimensions: 33.7 x 24.5 x 3.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,327 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Irmgard Musch, born in 1967, studied art history, history and classical archaeology in Mainz and Berlin. Her Ph.D. thesis from 1999 examines Johann Jakob Scheuchzer's Kupfer-Bibel, a richly illustrated scientific commentary on the Bible from the early 18th century. She has published on art of the 18th and 20th century, scientific illustrations and Kunstkammer pieces. Jes Rust, born 1963, completed his studies in geology, palaeontology and zoology at Gottingen and Kiel. His thesis dealt with the evolution of fossil snails living in the fresh and brackish waters of prehistoric Greece. His assistantship at the Institute of Zoology in Gottingen between 1993 and 1999 was followed by his appointment in 2001 as professor of invertebrate palaeontology and insect phylogeny at the University of Bonn. Rainer Willmann holds a chair in zoology at Gottingen University, is director of its Zoological Museum, and is co-founder of its Centre for Biodiversity and Ecology Research. A specialist in phlogenetics and evolution, he conducts research into biodiversity and its history.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Albertus Seba 13 July 2012
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This book is SOO beautiful! I first saw a copy in the library and couldn't wait to get one for myself. It's big (around A3) size with gorgeous and colourful pictures of animals and plants on every page. Some of them aren't scientifically accurate but this just adds to their charm. Particularly suitable for snake enthusiasts!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, Fascinating Wonderfulness 26 April 2012
By Allison
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I loved this so much, I've bought 2 copies! I've used one book for decorative purposes and the other because I felt really bad about dismantling the first. The images and details are unbelievable wonderful, from a time when this type of book was for the seriously upper classes, the awe-someness is amazing! Mr Seba with the help of his colleagues did the most wonderful job! I would recommend this book for anyone with a curiosity as the images will be much looked at and loved!! x
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5.0 out of 5 stars fabulous book 15 July 2013
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This is an amazing work of art and research - as an artist I shall be able to find much to learn from and inspire in any one of these beautiful images.

Thank you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 23 Mar 2013
By Fabio
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Clear and large-format illustrations, essential but complete texts, an extremely beautiful volume at an affordable price. As usual, a Taschen masterpiece.
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