Tradescant Collection

About this Resource

Tradescant Crest as illustratedThis web site is intended to highlight a number of the objects surviving from the Tradescant collection and to place them in their historical and intellectual context. Information regarding these objects is here reproduced from the catalogue entitled Tradescant's Rarities, published by the Clarendon Press in 1983. This information includes references from the original printed catalogue of 1656, entitled Musaeum Tradescantianum, and from the Ashmolean manuscript catalogues of 1685 (AMS 8 and AMS 18, otherwise known as 1685A and 1685B).


Text: David Berry
Web: Jonathan Moffett

Image: Tradescant Crest as illustrated in the Musaeum Tradescantianum (it is also used as the background to the main text)

" Introduction
" The Cabinet of
" The John Tradescants
" The Tradescant
" Musaeum
" The Tradescant
" Further Reading
" The Catalogue
" About this Resource
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