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The Ambonese curiosity cabinet

Author: Georg Eberhard Rumpf; E M Beekman
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Georg Eberhard Rumpf; Georg Eberhard Rumpf
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Georg Eberhard Rumpf; E M Beekman
ISBN: 0300075340 9780300075342
OCLC Number: 39706944
Language Note: Translation of Amboinische rariteitkamer.
Description: cxii, 567 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Other Titles: D'Amboinsche rariteitkamer.
Responsibility: Georgius Everhardus Rumphius ; translated, edited, annotated and with an introduction by E.M. Beekman.

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G.E. Rumphius was one of the great tropical naturalists of the 17th century. This work was published posthumously in Dutch in 1705. A classic text of natural history, it covers the gamut of organisms  Read more...

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