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Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri accurata descriptio, et iconibus artificiosissimis expressio, per universam physices historiam :
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Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri accurata descriptio, et iconibus artificiosissimis expressio, per universam physices historiam : opus, cui, in hoc rerum genere, nullum par exstitit.

Title Variants

Alternative: Cabinet de Seba

Alternative: Description exacte des principales curiositez naturelles du magnifique cabinet d'Albert Seba

Alternative: Thesaurus rerum naturalium

By

Seba, Albertus, 1665-1736

Boerhaave, Herman, 1668-1738
Gaubius, Hieronymus David, 1705?-1780
Massuet, Pierre, 1698-1776
Jancourt, L.
Musschenbroek, Petrus van, 1692-1761
Artedi, Peter, 1705-1735
Tanjé, P., 1706-1761 , ill.

Type

Book

Material

Published material

Publication info

Amstelaedami :Apud J. Wetstenium, & Gul. Smith, & Janssonio-Waesbergios,1734-1765.

Notes

Text in Latin and French, with an introductory poem in Dutch.

Preface by Hermann Boerhaave. Tomes 3 and 4 were edited by H.D. Gaubius, P. Massuet, L. Jancourt, and P. van Musschenbroek. P. Artedi wrote most of the descriptions of fish. The illustrations were drawn and engraved by various artists, apparently under the supervision of P. Tanje´.

A thorough discussion of this publication appears in an article by L.B. Holthuis, "Albertus Seba's 'Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri ...' (1734-1765) and the 'Planches de Seba' (1827-1831)", in: Zoologische mededelingen, deel 43, no. 19 (1969), p. 239-[255].

Imprint of t. 4: Amstelaedami, apud H.C. Arksteum, et H. Merkum, et Petrum Schouten, 1765.

Tome 3 has printer's note on prelim. p.: "Lugduni Batavorum, Typis Eliae Luzac, Junioris"; the date that follows in Roman numerals seems to be 1769, but the CHMRB copy has an old paper tab partly pasted over the date, making it appear to be 1760 instead.

Collation of plates: t.1, CXI; t.2, CXIV; t.3, CXVI; t.4, CVIII; many of the plates are on double leaves.

Title printed in red and black.

Title vignette; initials; head- and tail-pieces, including some tail-pieces signed VLS.

Wood, C. Vertebrate zoology, | p. 560.

BM (Natural history), | p. 1889.

Subjects

Natural history , Pictorial works , Pre-Linnean works

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Call Number

QH41 .S4

Language

Latin

Identifiers

LCCN: 06017171
OCLC: 2326662

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.62760

 

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