The Tradescant Collection. A Facsimile Reprint of the Catalogue of 1656.; [Musaeum Tradescantianum: or, a Collection of Rarities Preserved at South-Lambeth neer London.]

London: John Hewett, 1980.

183 pages. 12mo, blue cloth. London: John Hewett, 1980. A fine copy of this uncommon facsimile reprint.

"The earliest surviving account of the Tradescant collection was that recorded by Peter Mundy, who went to view some rarities at John Tradescans' while on home leave from the East India Company in 1634. It is clear from Mundy's account that the collection had already attained, by that point, an encyclopaedic scope, for he praised it as a site 'where a Man might in one daye behold and collecte into one place more curiosities than hee should see if hee spent all his life in Travell'.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Fine
Edition: Reprint
Language: English

Price: $75.00

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