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The Resource The Ambonese curiosity cabinet, Georgius Everhardus Rumphius ; translated, edited, annotated and with an introduction by E.M. Beekman

The Ambonese curiosity cabinet, Georgius Everhardus Rumphius ; translated, edited, annotated and with an introduction by E.M. Beekman

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The Ambonese curiosity cabinet
Title
The Ambonese curiosity cabinet
Statement of responsibility
Georgius Everhardus Rumphius ; translated, edited, annotated and with an introduction by E.M. Beekman
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Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
"G. E. Rumphius, also known as the "Indian Pliny," was one of the great tropical naturalists of the seventeenth century. Born in Germany, he spent most of his life in the employ of the Dutch East Indies Company, stationed on the island of Ambon in eastern Indonesia. He wrote two major works; this one, the first modern work on tropical fauna, was published posthumously in Dutch in 1705. A classic text of natural history, it is now available in English for the first time." "The descriptions in The Ambonese Curiosity Cabinet cover the gamut of organisms found in the seas surrounding Ambon - crabs, shrimp, sea urchins, mussels - as well as minerals and rare concretions taken from animals and plants. A series of exquisite etchings accompanies the descriptions. The book has been translated and extensively annotated by E. M. Beekman, whose introduction provides the first biography of Rumphius in English that incorporates new material."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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D'Amboinsche rariteitkamer
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1627-1702
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Rumpf, Georg Eberhard
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1939-2008
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Beekman, E. M.
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  • Crustacea
  • Mollusks
  • Mineralogy
Label
The Ambonese curiosity cabinet, Georgius Everhardus Rumphius ; translated, edited, annotated and with an introduction by E.M. Beekman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 541-549) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
3562164
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
cxii, 567 p.
Isbn
9780300075342
Lccn
98040046
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The Ambonese curiosity cabinet, Georgius Everhardus Rumphius ; translated, edited, annotated and with an introduction by E.M. Beekman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 541-549) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
3562164
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
cxii, 567 p.
Isbn
9780300075342
Lccn
98040046
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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