Amazing Rare Things: The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery
Amazing Rare Things: The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery
Amazing Rare Things: The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery
Amazing Rare Things: The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery
Amazing Rare Things: The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery
Amazing Rare Things: The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery
Amazing Rare Things: The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery
Amazing Rare Things: The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery
Amazing Rare Things: The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery
Amazing Rare Things: The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery

Amazing Rare Things: The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery

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Profusely illustrated throughout, this book is organised around a selection of exquisite drawings and watercolours of Leonardo da Vinci, Alexander Marshal, Maria Sibylla Merian, and Mark Catesby; and the works collected by Cassiano Dal Pozzo fir his immense 'Paper Museum'. Thees beautiful images- all held in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle - reflect each artist's engagement with the natural world, from Renaissance Italy and England, and on to the New World of the Americas. Sir David Attenborough's introduction, discussing representations of the natural world from prehistory to the present day, leads the reader on to detailed examinations of the passions and achievements of each of these five individuals, with fresh, lucid and thought-provoking commentaries provided throughout by Sir David on a range of their works. 

  • Introduction by David Attenborough
  • Over 160 Full Colour Illustrations
  • Hardback
  • 224 Pages
  • 9780300215724