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El ave del paraíso. Historia natural y alegoría

Book chapter (in Spanish) devoted to the allegorical uses of the bird of paradise in the early modern European context. Some references and sources are here introduced and discussed for the first time. José Ramón Marcaida, “El ave del paraíso. … Continue reading

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Animal drawings collected by Felix Platter (1536-1614)

Great collection of drawings by Felix Platter (1536-1614)  – via my colleague Florike Egmond, author of the article ‘A collection within a collection: Rediscovered animal drawings from the collections of Conrad Gessner and Felix Platter’, Journal of the History of … Continue reading

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John Bate, The Mysteries of Nature and Art (1634)

John Bate, The Mysteries of Nature and Art (1634) A fascinating illustrated treatise on various topics: from waterworks and fireworks, to drawing, engraving, colour-making recipes and other remedies (in a section that he calls “The booke of EXTRAVAGANTS” -great title!- … Continue reading

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