Holger Jacobæus (b. Aarhus 1650, d. København 1701)

Museum Regium Seu Catalogus Rerum Tam Naturalium [...]. Cph: Johannes Laverentzen 1710. 2nd ed. With 53 engraved plates, some folding + several engraved vignettes and initials. Lacking engraved frontispiece + 2 plates. Annotated on front free endpaper. With old book plates (A.A. von Steirnman 1762 and Skotorps Boksamling). Some text leaves with browning. Bound in cont. full calf, upper headband with loss.

Holger Jacobaeus, a pupil of Nicolas Steno and son-in-law of Thomas Bartholin, published this catalogue of the famous royal collection in Copenhagen. This collection, comprising the old collection of Ole Worm, is really the basis of today's National Museum of Copenhagen. The tables depict the items and artifacts of the museum: mummies, The Oldenburg Horn (now in the collection at Rosenborg Castle) and the first of the Golden Horns of Gallehus to be found. Also depicted is a painting of a group of Greenlanders brought to Denmark.

Literature: Thesaurus #502. Bibl. Dan. V, 239.

Provenance: Flemming Erik Pedersen (1931–2020).


Condition report on request. Please contact: books@bruun-rasmussen.dk


6,000–8,000 kr.


Price realised

6,500 kr.