By Dániel Margócsy
Margócsy introduces a few typical historians, physicians, and curiosi in Amsterdam, London, St. Petersburg, and Paris who, of their efforts to spice up their exchange, constructed glossy taxonomy, invented colour printing and anatomical training options, and contributed to philosophical debates on themes starting from human anatomy to Newtonian optics. those clinical practitioners, together with Frederik Ruysch and Albertus Seba, have been out to do company: they produced and offered unique curiosities, anatomical prints, preserved specimens, and atlases of normal historical past to shoppers everywhere in the global. Margócsy finds how their entrepreneurial rivalries remodeled the scholarly global of the Republic of Letters right into a aggressive marketplace.
Margócsy’s hugely readable and interesting booklet could be warmly welcomed by means of somebody drawn to early sleek technology, international alternate, paintings, and culture.
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Commercial Visions: Science, Trade, and Visual Culture in the Dutch Golden Age by Dániel Margócsy