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Worm, Ole.
MUSEUM WORMIANUM SEU HISTORIA RERUM RARIORUM. LEIDEN: ELZEVIR, 1655
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143
Worm, Ole.
MUSEUM WORMIANUM SEU HISTORIA RERUM RARIORUM. LEIDEN: ELZEVIR, 1655
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 2,375 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Worm, Ole.
MUSEUM WORMIANUM SEU HISTORIA RERUM RARIORUM. LEIDEN: ELZEVIR, 1655

First edition, folio (345 x 220mm.), engraved portrait frontispiece, double-page engraved plate, woodcut and engraved illustrations in the text, eighteenth-century half calf, morocco label with gilt Courtenay crest on upper cover, Caleb Lowdham's copy, with first and last names added in manuscript at foot of gatherings C and L, [Willems 772; Nissen ZBI 4473], portrait repaired with loss, binding rubbed


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Worm, Museum Wormianum, 1655

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Worm was also a noted collector of natural history who formed a large collection of minerals, plants, animals, antiques and works of arts primarily for use in teaching. He formed a museum in Copenhagen which became one of the city's major attractions and after his death was purchased by Frederick III, who transferred it to Copenhagen Castle. It later became absorbed into the Danish Royal Kunstkammer.

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