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During nearly a year of confinement in Rome while fighting a heresy charge, Aldrovandi developed a strong interest in the natural world. He began to collect all manner of specimens which apparently came to constitute a formidable natural history museum for those that visited him.

He travelled quite a bit in his quest for specimens and recorded his observations in some manuscripts, a number of which were published during his lifetime.


His writings include studies in ornithology, medicine, hydrology, zoology, botany and, as can be imagined from the embellished and fantastical images here, a paper on mythical creatures as well among others.

Aldrovandi was instrumental in establishing the botanical gardens in Bologna and his alma mater there awarded monstroru, the first Professorial chair in natural science. Aldrovandi works at Amazon. Posted by peacay at 6: Thanks for posting these monsters.

Here’s how it engaged my mind regarding exoplanets: Thanks for your wonderful blog! Aldrovandi’s Monstrorum images are also available in high resolution from the Online Galleries of the History of Science Collections of the University of Oklahoma Nonstrorum This book offers rare fantastic drawings.

Ulisse Aldrovandi

I already made a post about Aldrovandi museum in Bologna where I saw his naturalia collection, maybe you should find it interesting. The University of Oklahoma has now digitized its copy in good quality. Gee I must be rude or lazy or something.


Thanks everybody and sorry for the – apparent – no show! There was an accident I was curing a disease. Oklahoma copy up above. Post a Comment Comments are all moderated so don’t waste your time spamming: If you include ANY links that aren’t pertinent to the blog post or discussion they will be deleted and histooria rash will break out in your underwear.

Monstrorum Historia by Ulisse Aldrovandi – Kunstkabinett

Wednesday, July 13, Monstrorum Historia. Woodcut illustrations from Aldrovandi’s ‘History of Monsters’.

Monstrum tetrachiron alatum capite humano aurito. Monstrum Marinum rudimenta habitus Episcopi referens.

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