News: Florike Egmond (Leiden University) on re-discovering the Gessner & Platter animal drawings in Amsterdam

Porcupine in Gessner, Historiae Animalium (1551)

Dr. Florike Egmond (Leiden University) has discovered the original drawings for Conrad Gessner’s Historiae animalium in the manuscript collections of the Remonstrantse Kerk in Amsterdam University Library. An article about the drawings will be published in Journal of the History of Collections. But you can read more about the background of the discovery in her blogpost at ‘Origins of science as a visual pursuit’.