The Historiae Naturalis by Johannes Jonstonus represents one of the most outstanding efforts in human history to delve into that wonderful and often mysterious world of Nature, and to collect all the vast and dispersed knowledge that had been disclosed in this matter for centuries. . It is the last great encyclopedic work of the Renaissance, a magnum opus by one of the greatest naturalists of all time. A 5-star rating in the entire Great Library!
The facsimile edition that the Siloé publishing house has carried out since 2003 of the seven splendid volumes of this Historiae Naturalis constitutes one of the most ambitious editorial projects that can be undertaken in the field of facsimile, by publishing the only complete color version of all volumes. To do this, we started with the only original existing volume in color (De Avibus) and with a complex and laborious work of digitizing the color used in that volume, as well as in other works that have come to us colored from the 17th century, color was created in the plates of the rest of the volumes of the Historiae Naturalis, thus making it the only complete color collection of the work of Johannes Jonstonus, only available through this exclusive edition.
The enormous importance of this beautiful collection is attested by the fact that for almost 200 years it was a must-see in many of the most prestigious Central European universities of the time, especially in the German ones. And that’s not to mention Japan, a country in which the Historiae Naturalis de Jonstonus not only “triumphs” and spreads, but also becomes the only source for the knowledge of the development of this science, Natural History, in West.
The collection is made up of 6 works in 7 extraordinary facsimile volumes, bound by hand in dry-carved leather, in gold, tile, rib format, with individual book cases per volume, in a limited edition of 898 numbered copies with notarial deed. Accompanied by study books that include the first Spanish version of the original Latin text and essays on the content of the work. The complete work represents an extraordinary set of engravings (almost 400 plates) illustrating one of the most extensive compilations of natural sciences in history.
The complete work can also be purchased on our website but in this article we ONLY offer the volume “Historiae Naturalis de Insectis“.
Historiae Naturalis de Insectis, by Johannes Jonstonus, year 1653:
Delicious volume dedicated to the fascinating world of insects. The extraordinary taxonomic work carried out by Johannes Jonstonus is evident in this treatise as well as in his entire work.
Facsimile of the original printed in 1653, bound in golden format in dry-carved leather, spine ribs, tejuelo, in the purest artisan style, 24 x 38.5 cm format. 272 pages on excellent aged laid paper, conveying the sensation of holding the original in your hands, with 28 copper plates on which a multitude of butterflies, dragonflies and striking insects are represented, colored for this exclusive collection.
Presented in a beautiful vintage book case made by hand in leather and with handmade water paper on both planes, format 24 x 39.5 x 4.5 cm.
Your corresponding study book has not yet been published by the publisher, as soon as it is available we will send it to you at no additional cost.
Facsimile edition made in 2010 and limited to 898 numbered copies with notarial act.
Exemplary in perfect condition.
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