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Conrad Gessner's Nature Collection
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Collection of Conrad Gessner (1516-1565), coloured artwork. Gessner was a Swiss naturalist, and his collection was located in Zurich, Switzerland. Careful drawings are being made of stuffed animals to record anatomical details. Gessner compiled a comprehensive survey (Historiae animalium) of the animal kingdom, presenting known facts, rather than myths. Gessner also wrote a book on fossils. He died of the plague in 1565. At the time, he was trying to compile a survey of the plant kingdom. Original artwork from the 1875 edition of Vies des Savants Illustres.
May 2nd, 2013
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