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.

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.

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1a, b Horseshoe crab (Xiphosura); 2 penaeid shrimp (Penaeidae); 3 lobster (Homarus); 4 spider crab (Majidae); 5 crab (Brachyura); 6 eggs of a crab; 1-4 porcelain crabs (Porcellanidae)

1a, b Horseshoe crab (Xiphosura); 2 penaeid shrimp (Penaeidae); 3 lobster (Homarus); 4 spider crab (Majidae); 5 crab (Brachyura); 6 eggs of a crab; 1-4 porcelain crabs (Porcellanidae)

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