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SCIENCES & CURIOSITES A LA COUR DE VERSAILLES (Science & Curiosities at the Court of Versailles). Ed. by Beatrix Saule and Catherine Arminjon. Musee national du chateau de Versailles, 2010. Published in association with Reunion des musees nationaux, Paris. 280 pp. with 328 ills. (296 col.). 28 x 25 cm. ISBN 9782711856831 In French.
Examining the court of Versailles as an important center of scientific inquiry and knowledge, particularly in the areas of geography, astronomy, engineering, medicine, anatomy, zoology, animal husbandry and horticulture, this catalogue presents an array of works that include scientific instruments, maps, globes and engineering models, as well as drawings, prints and paintings, among them botanical illustrations, anatomical studies, depictions of domestic and exotic animals, portraits of scientific figures, and allegorical images that celebrate the sciences.
Indexing: Western, Europe — France — 1600-1800 — Several Media
Plans: 75,69
Worldwide Number: 075266
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