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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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This is Albertus Seba’s unrivaled catalog of animals, insects and plants. About this book Customer reviews Biography Related titles Recommended titles. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature nahural a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

March Learn how and when to remove this template message. From he delivered drugs to the Russian court in Saint Petersburg and sometimes accepted fresh ginger as payment. Both collections formed the core of the Kunstkammerthe first Russian public museum founded by Peter the Great in Inseveral years after Seba’s death, his second collection went on auction in Amsterdam. Exceptional if service Get specialist help and advice. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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His amazing collection of animals, plants and insects from all around the world gained international fame during his lifetime.

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Cabinet of Natural Curiosities. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Engraving depicting different views of the hedgehog in the Thesaurus. Curiosities of Cabinef History, in Four Volumes: Each portfolio contains 14 large format reproductions, each described briefly. The introduction supplies background information about the fascinating tradition of natural Seba is commemorated in the scientific names of two species and one subspecies of snakes: In chriosities following several years, Seba managed to develop another collection of natural specimens, which grew more extensive than the first.

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In Carl Linnaeus visited Seba twice. Customer Reviews Review this book. Linnaeus found Seba’s collection to be useful for the classification system which Linnaeus was developing, and Linnaeus used many of Seba’s specimens as holotypes for xuriosities descriptions of species.

This article includes a list of referencesrelated reading or external linksbut its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. Today, the original plate volume is on permanent exhibit at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in The HagueNetherlands.

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InTaschen Books published a reprint of the Thesauruswith a second printing in Views Read Edit View history. Seba accumulated one of the largest cabinets of curiosities in the Netherlands during his time. From the Cabinet of Albertus Seba. Jatural to over one million happy customers. A specialist in phlogenetics and evolution, he conducts research into biodiversity and its history. Click to have a closer look.

This page was last edited on 8 Octoberat With Seba as an intermediate, Frederik Ruyscha well-known Amsterdam physician and anatomist, also sold his collection to the tsar.

Benton Richard Fortey View All. Go to Conservation Land Management. Retrieved from ” https: Born in Etzel, Seba moved to Amsterdam as an apprentice and, aroundopened a pharmacy near the harbour. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.