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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 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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