25 September 2009

Sea organisms,
from the beautiful Cabinet of Natural Curiosities.

"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 it was common for men of his profession to collect natural specimens for research purposes, Amsterdam based pharmacist Albertus Seba (1665–1736) 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."


Sophie Munns said...

Really like these Virginia!
...just the title "cabinet of natural curiousities" enthralls!

virginia said...

This is a beautiful book. View more images via the link in the image above.

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