Ancient Book about the Animal Kingdom
Daytona Beach, Florida
November 10, 2017 12:49pm CST
In 1495 in Venice, Italy Albertus Magnus wrote the book “De Animalibus”. The author was a man who had spent his life studying and commenting on the work of Aristotle. He gained a lot of knowledge from the Greek philosopher. Albertus wrote much about the natural and scientific worlds. The book “De Animalibus” is a collection of all of his work on the animal kingdom. When he died in 1280 he was canonized (made a saint). By the 19th century the book had become part of the collection of the Berlin State Library. Finally it came into the hands of Paul Gottschalk, a German book dealer. He sold it to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City where you can see it today.
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