Albertus Seba’s curious creatures: a most unusual collection of natural specimens Albertus Seba’s Cabinet of Natural Curiosities is one of the 18th century’s. Seba’s collection of scenic illustrations was one of the 18th century’s greatest natural history achievements. Here is a pick of images from the. Shells and other Marine Life from Albertus Seba’s Cabinet of Natural Curiosities ( ). The Dutch pharmacist and collector Albertus Seba () was an.
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From he delivered drugs to the Russian court in Saint Petersburg and sometimes accepted fresh ginger as payment.
There cabjnet also two small places where the paper cover is a bit torn by the indented part. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. Go to Conservation Land Management. Inafter decades of curiositise, Seba commissioned illustrations of every specimen and arranged Albertus Seba’s Cabinet of Natural Curiosities 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.
However, he did organize his Thesaurus by physical similarities, leading to some similarities with Linnaeus’ larger project.
Buckland’s Curiosities of Natural History. Seba himself did not use Linnaeus’ taxonomy, as it was published only a year before his death. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Seba also started to collect snakes, birds, insects, shells and lizards in his house. See the contents page photo. Views Read Edit View history.
Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 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.
She has published on art of the 18th and 20th century, scientific illustrations and Kunstkammer pieces. About this book Customer reviews Biography Related titles Recommended titles. Also shop in Also shop in.
The Temple of Flora. Number of bids and bid amounts may be slightly out of date. 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.
Cabinet of Natural Curiosities. First Series by Francis T. With Seba as an intermediate, Frederik Ruyscha well-known Amsterdam physician and anatomist, also sold his collection to the tsar.
Jes Rustborncompleted his studies in geology, palaeontology and zoology at Gottingen and Kiel. His amazing collection of animals, plants and insects from all around the world gained international fame during his lifetime. Author Albertus Seba, Jes Rust. Click to have a closer look. Retrieved from ” https: Cabinet of Natural Curiosities. Minor shelf and handling wear, overall a clean solid copy with minimal signs of use. Johns Hopkins University Press. Born in Etzel, Seba moved to Amsterdam as an apprentice and, aroundopened a pharmacy near the harbour.
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Albertus Seba, Cabinet of Natural Curiosities (25th Anniversary Edition)
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The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. His thesis dealt with the evolution of fossil snail Both collections formed the core of the Kunstkammerthe first Russian public museum founded by Peter the Great in The introduction supplies background information about the fascinating tradition of natural collections to which Seba’s curiosities belonged.
His assistantship at the Institute of Zoology in Gottingen between and was followed by his appointment in as professor of invertebrate palaeontology and insect phylogeny at the University of Bonn.
Irmgard M sch, born instudi Seba is commemorated in the scientific names of two species and one subspecies of snakes: Birdwatching With Your Eyes Closed. British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists.