Birds, other animals and natural curiosities / Henrietta McBurney, Ian Rolfe, Caterina Napoleone and Paula Findlen ; with Carlo Violani [and five others].
Contributor(s): Rolfe, Ian [author.] | Napoleone, Caterina [author.] | Findlen, Paula [author.] | Violani, Carlo [author.].Material type: BookSeries: Paper museum of Cassiano dal PozzoSeries BNatural history: pt. 4-5.Publisher: London : Royal Collection Trust in association with Harvey Miller Publishers, Description: 2 volumes (927 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), portrait ; 29 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781909400610; 9781909400627; 1909400629; 1909400610.Subject(s): Dal Pozzo, Cassiano, 1588-1657 -- Natural history collections -- Catalogs | Dal Pozzo, Cassiano, 1588-1657 -- Art collections -- Catalogs | Prints, European -- 17th century -- Catalogs | Birds in art -- Catalogs | Natural history illustration -- Catalogs
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Volume 1. [Part 4] Birds -- vol. 2 [part 5] Other animals and natural curiosities.
This catalogue brings together some of the finest natural history drawings executed for Cassiano, including 251 coloured drawings of fauna, and 63 of gems, marbles, fossils and other natural curiosities. Cassiano had a particular interest in ornithology, and birds are thus the best-represented members of the animal kingdom in this group, with more than 200 drawings of both native and exotic species. Other drawings of fauna catalogued here include mammals, fishes and crustaceans. Like the bird drawings, many are drawn with painstaking attention to detail and scale, a complete specimen drawn on a reduced scale to fit the sheet, with anatomical details depicted life size. The drawings of mineral specimens and other natural curiosities depict the sort of item commonly found in seventeenth-century collectors' cabinets: gemstones, bezoars, marbles, corals, 'Lucifer' stones, fossils, exotic seeds and beans, as well as scientific instruments.