Findlen, Paula.

Possessing nature : museums, collecting, and scientific culture in early modern Italy / Paula Findlen. - Berkeley ; London : University of California Press, c1994. - xvii, 449 p. : ill., facsims. ; 24 cm. - Studies on the history of society and culture ; 20 .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

0520073347 0520073347 (alk. paper)

93014997


Science museums--History.--Italy
Science museums--History.--Europe
Natural history museums--History.--Italy
Natural history museums--History.--Europe

Q105.I8 / F56 1994