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Original drawings for Gessner’s Historia animalium

Visitors of this blog will recall Florike Egmond’s fascinating account about how she discovered the original drawings for Conrad Gessner’s Historia animalium (1555-8) that were absorbed into Felix Platter’s collection. These drawings are kept at the Dept of Special Collections at … Continue reading

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Florike Egmond’s Lecture at the University of Oxford

On Thursday 3 May from 3-5 pm, in the Colin Matthew Room, Faculty of History, George Street, Oxford, Florike Egmond of the Scaliger Institute at Leiden University will be presenting: “The Webs of Clusius and Gessner: Correspondence, Images, and Collecting … Continue reading

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Florike Egmond on Re-discovering the Gessner & Platter animal drawings

This follows on from an earlier blog about the discovery of the original drawings for Conrad Gessner’s Historia animalium by Dr Florike Egmond. Here is her story of how this came about! Amsterdam University Library Albums iii C 22-23 Most … Continue reading

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Gessner drawings University of Amsterdam

This follows on from an earlier post. Press Release, 6 March 2012, University of Amsterdam Original examples of drawings for the renowned 16th-century works of zoologist Conrad Gessner are now on display at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Bijzondere Collecties … Continue reading

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Original drawings for Conrad Gessner’s Historia animalium

At the National Library of Portugal, Lisbon, where  an international conference was held (2/3 February) on the topic of  ‘Libraries and the Scientific Book (XV-XVIII centuries): objects, spaces and ideas‘, Dr Florike Egmond presented her discovery of the original drawings … Continue reading

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