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A compilation of all the contemporary zoological knowledge” (GM 287)

 

John Jonston was a 17th-century Polish scholar who sought to organize and clarify knowledge on all subjects – a truly daunting and unattainable task. In 1632, Johnston first published his most important work ‘Thaumatographia Naturalis’ – a compilation of scientific studies including astronomy, natural science, archaeology and fossils, biology and plant science, zoology, and most important human anatomy and medicine. It was in these sections on animals and man that Jonston is best remembered – a studied abnormalities and mythological beings such as unicorns and giants! According to Norman,

“A treatise on natural wonders, divided into ten categories: the new stars, the elements, meteors, minerals, plants, birds, quadrupeds, insects and other bloodless animals, fish, and men.”

 

This work would become the basis and foundation for many of Jonston’s other works in his ‘Historiae Naturalis’ series.

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1665 Jonston Thaumatographia Naturalis Science UNICORNS Medicine Astronomy RARE

 

A compilation of all the contemporary zoological knowledge” (GM 287)

 

John Jonston was a 17th-century Polish scholar who sought to organize and clarify knowledge on all subjects – a truly daunting and unattainable task. In 1632, Johnston first published his most important work ‘Thaumatographia Naturalis’ – a compilation of scientific studies including astronomy, natural science, archaeology and fossils, biology and plant science, zoology, and most important human anatomy and medicine. It was in these sections on animals and man that Jonston is best remembered – a studied abnormalities and mythological beings such as unicorns and giants! According to Norman,

“A treatise on natural wonders, divided into ten categories: the new stars, the elements, meteors, minerals, plants, birds, quadrupeds, insects and other bloodless animals, fish, and men.”

 

This work would become the basis and foundation for many of Jonston’s other works in his ‘Historiae Naturalis’ series.

 

Item number: #9432

Price: $750

 

JONSTON, Johannes

 

Joh. Jonstoni Thaumatographia naturalis

 

Amsterdam : J. Janssonium et E. Weyerstraet, 1665.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [10], 15-495, [3]
  • References: Garrison-Morton 287; Norman 1177
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Vellum; tight & secure
  • Size: ~5.5in X 3in (14cm x 8cm)
  • Very rare and desirable with auction records and price comparisons as high as $3,000

 

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9432

Categories

Botany, Gardening, & Herbals

Medicine & Science

Authors

JONSTON, Johannes

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

English

Binding

Vellum

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete