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Cabinets of Curiosities

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All knowledge, the cosmos arranged on shelves, in cupboards, or hanging from the ceiling, 'infinite riches in a little room' - such were the cabinets of curiosities of the 17th century. This survey, now available in a compact edition, traces the amazing history of cabinets of curiosities, from their first appearance in the inventories and engravings commissioned by Renaissance nobles such as the Medici or the Hapsburgs, via those of the Dane Ole Wurm and the Italian polymath Athanasius Kircher, to the serious 17th- and 18th-century scientists Elias Ashmole and Levinas Vincent.

Product code: 9780500022887

ISBN 9780500022887
No. Of Pages 256
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H255xW188
Publisher Thames & Hudson Ltd
On Sale Date 18/07/2019
"Maurie`s' tour of strange objects is entertaining and fascinating." --Antiques And The Arts Weekly