Exotica

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   The latest arrivals from Harry Lary’s are curious specimens worthy of your attention. Produced from exquisite samples of acetate sourced from the venerated Italian producer Mazzucchelli, these frames seem exotic and luminous. 

Etching produced for Seba's Locupletissimi Rerum Naturalium Thesauri Accurata Descriptio

Illustration commissioned by Albertus Seba

    They remind me of the creatures collected by  the Dutch pharmacist Albertus Seba.  In 1734 he commissioned illustrations of every specimen he acquired  and produced a four volume catalogue documenting the diversity inherent in the natural world. 

Etching produced for Seba's Locupletissimi Rerum Naturalium Thesauri Accurata Descriptio

Etching produced for Seba’s Locupletissimi Rerum Naturalium Thesauri Accurata Descriptio

   These recent acquisitions are a welcomed compliment to the  extensive  variety of  collections  available at our stores.

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