Curiosity Cabinet

Curosity Cabinet Poster

  Cabinets of natural curiosities were the precursors of today’s natural history museums. Essentially, they were collections, displayed in cabinets, of interesting specimens found in nature. They first appeared around 1500 in the courts of Italian princes. By the beginning of the next century, they were quite popular and were found throughout Europe.
Albertus Seba (1665-1736), a Dutch apothecary, had one of the most extensive collections of natural curiosities in the world. He commissioned artists to draw all his specimens, then had them engraved and published as a set of folios. This poster was created from those folios. It’s a great tribute to the beginning of today’s natural history museums. All of this and more is presented in an informative inset at the bottom of the poster
Great care went into selecting a diverse range of subjects. They include shells, coral, insects, reptiles, fish, crustaceans and many other natural curiosities. They are presented within a simulated “cabinet” border, permitting everyone to have their very own curiosity cabinet.
   Standard poster is large 24" x 36" size that fits standard frames.  Printed on heavy, acid-free paper using non-fade inks, then coated to provide satin finish and provide protection from scratching.  Laminated poster is completely encapsulated in heavy 3 mil plastic for long life.
Standard Poster: No. GA110-CCS Only $9.95
Laminated Poster: No. GA110-CCL.  Only $14.95