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Georg Wolffgang Knorr’s Deliciae naturae selectae, oder auserlesenes Naturalien-Cabinet welches aus den drey Reichen der Natur… - estimate £7000-10,000 at Dominic Winter on November 10.

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Printed in Nuremberg in 1766-67 (this copy with an extra hand-coloured vignette title dated 1764), it features double-column text in German and French and 91 full-page hand-coloured plates depicting some of the foremost cabinets of curiosities in 18th century Europe.

The plates show corals (15), shells (7), butterflies (6), sea urchins (4), minerals (6), lobsters and spiders (7), starfishes (4), fishes (9), birds (7), mammals (14) and reptiles (12). Many of the examples are from the collection of the German botanist and illustrator Christoph Jacob Trew (1695-1769).

Estimate £7000-10,000.

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