Sybilla Merian and Cocoons

Sibylla woke – the room was still pitch black in the early morning but she was very excited and just couldn’t sleep any longer. She listened and heard her family members breathe while they were still asleep. She smiled when she noticed that she didn’t hear a different sound: The rain wasn’t pouring down onto the roof any longer, it had finally stopped and she would be going on the trip that her stepfather had promised they would make later that day. ...

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A Primary Sources
Merian, Maria Sibylla: Neues Blumenbuch, Nürnberg 1680,online available: http://slubdd.de/katalog?libero_mab215813855.
Merian, Maria Sibylla: Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium, Amsterdam 1705, online available: http://lhldigital.lindahall.org/cdm/ref/collection/nat_hist/id/1049.

B Secondary Sources
Findlen, Paula: Anatomy Theaters, Botanical Gardens, and Natural History Collections, in: Katharine Park (Hrsg.): The Cambridge History of Science; Vol. 3: Early Modern Science, Cambridge 2006.
Findlen, Paula: Natural history, in: Katharine Park (Hrsg.): The Cambridge History of Science; Vol. 3: Early Modern Science, Cambridge 2006
Schiebinger, Londa: Scientific Exchange in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World, Ethik – Geschlecht – Medizin. Körpergeschichten in politischer Reflexion, Berlin 2010, S. 41–69.

 

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