History Naturalis, by Johannes Jonstonus, s. XVII (with exclusive gift)

The Historia Naturalis by Johannes Jonstonus represents one of the most outstanding efforts of human history to enter into that wonderful and often mysterious world of Nature, and to collect all the vast and scattered knowledge that for centuries had been divulged in this matter.

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The Historia Naturalis by Johannes Jonstonus represents one of the most outstanding efforts of human history to enter into that wonderful and often mysterious world of Nature, and to collect all the vast and scattered knowledge that for centuries had been divulged in this matter. It is the last great encyclopedic work of the Renaissance, masterpiece of one of the greatest naturalists of all time.

The facsimile edition carried out by Siloé since 2003 of the seven splendid volumes of this Historia Naturalis is one of the most ambitious editorial projects that can be undertaken in the field of facsimile, the only work in color.

The enormous importance of this beautiful collection attests to the fact that for almost 200 years it was compulsory to consult a large part of the most prestigious Central European universities of the time, especially in the German ones. And this is not to mention Japan, a country in which not only "triumphs" and the Natural History of Jonstonus is disseminated, but also becomes the only source for knowledge of the development of this science, Natural History, in West.

The collection is made up of 6 works in 7 extraordinary facsimile volumes, hand-bound in dry-worked leather, tejuelo, nerves, with individual bookcase cases per volume, in a limited edition of 898 numbered copies with notarial deed. Accompanied by study books. The complete work represents an extraordinary set of engravings (almost 400 plates) that illustrates one of the most extensive compilations of natural sciences in history.

This article refers to the entire collection, books are not sold loose. In addition and totally exclusive, we give away an original copy of 1657 corresponding to the Historiae Naturalis de Insectis, in very good condition and with the original sheets completely clean and complete.

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Historia Naturalis de Avibus, 1657:
Traditionally considered one of the most extensive and beautiful compendiums of ornithology in the history of science.

Original printed in 1657 and subsequently colored. 300 pages of 380 x 220 mm, and 62 copper plates, with more than 500 ornithological varieties represented, practically all of the birds known then.

2004 National Prize. Best published books in 2003. Ministry of Culture. Modality: Facsimile Books. "Fray Luis de León" Award 2004 for the best editorial work. Special Editions and Facsimiles.


History Naturalis de Quadrupedibus, 1652:
Magnificent replica of one of the most beautiful studies on quadrupeds in the history of science.

Original printed in the year 1652 and subsequently colored. 400 pages of 380 x 220 mm. 80 copper plates in which more than 350 animals are represented.

National Award 2006. Books better edited in 2005. Ministry of Culture. Modality: Facsimile Books.


Historia Naturalis de Exanguibus Acuaticis et Serpentibus, 1650-1653:
Curious and beautiful treat "of animals without blood" and snakes that finds perfect accommodation in the splendid set of this collection.

204 pages of 380 x 220 mm including 32 plates with more than 300 animals represented.

National Award 2007. Books best edited in 2006. Ministry of Culture. Modality: Facsimile Books.


Historia Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis, 1649:
Curious and beautiful treatise of the underwater world. The underwater world, or world of silence, solemn and seductive parade through the precious sheets of this volume. The powerful artistic touch of Matthäus Merian, the young man, endows all these pages with overflowing beauty. A whole festival of marine shapes and colors.

Original printed in 1649. 314 pages of 380 x 220 mm, and 47 copper plates in which there are represented more than 500 fish and cetaceans.


Historia Naturalis de Insectis, 1653:
Delicious volume dedicated to the fascinating world of insects. The extraordinary taxonomic work carried out by Johannes Jonstonus is evident in this treaty as well as in the whole of his work.

Original printed in 1653. 268 pages of 380 x 220 mm. With 28 copper plates in which are represented infinity of butterflies, dragonflies and striking insects.


Historia Naturalis de Arboribus et Fructicibus (2 volumes):
Two superb volumes that contain one of the largest and most important botanical compendiums of the entire modern era.

In total, 784 pages of 380 x 220 mm, and 137 copper plates.

Of Arboribus et Fructicibus, as well as the rest of the volumes of the collection, they enjoyed enormous diffusion in the best Central European universities throughout almost two centuries.


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