Art X Science II

1 02 2016

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The beautiful anatomical drawings of Albertus Seba, a kind of seventeenth century Dutch Takagi Hauyama  who produced exquisite illustrations of all manner of birds, animals and sea creatures brought to Holland by ships from the newly discovered tropical countries, as well as the Hydra Hamburg (below), a creature on display in the German city later revealed to have been a fake made of weasels’ heads glued into snakes’ skins.

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Seba’s work has recently returned to popularity with a reprinting of his ilustrations by Taschen.

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