The descriptions in The Ambonese Curiosity Cabinet cover the gamut of organisms found in the seas surrounding Ambon-crabs, shrimp, sea urchins, mussels-as well as minerals and rare concretions taken from animals and plants. A series of exquisite etchings accompanies the descriptions. The book has been masterfully translated and extensively annotated by E. M. Beekman, whose introduction provides the first biography of Rumphius in English that incorporates new material.
Publisher: Yale University Press
Number of pages: 680
Weight: 1386 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 37 mm