05 juin 2009

Petrified Sequoia Wood Sphere, Sequoia, Miocene. Vantage, Washington

Petrified Sequoia Wood Sphere, Sequoia, Miocene. Vantage, Washington Fossilized Sequoia wood is rarely encountered. This large sphere, made up of 12 -5 million-year-old fossilized Sequoia wood from Vantage, Washington, displays white and varied brown hues, and clearly exhibits the growth rings of the tree. Offered on a custom wooden swivel stand. Diameter measures 6in - Sold for $915 Natural History, 1 Jun 2009. New York. www.bonhams.com
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25 mai 2009

Tyrant Lizard on the Auction Block Rare Dinosaur Skull to be Offered on June 1 in New York

Rare Tyrannosaurid Skull - Tyrant Lizard from the Age of Dinosaurs. Alioramus remotus. Late Cretaceous. Nemegt Formation, Gobi Desert, Central Asia From the scientific to the superbly decorative, astoundingly unique fossil specimens will be offered by international fine arts auctioneers Bonhams on June 1, 2007 during the firm’s Natural History auction in New York. The 525 lot sale offers a diverse group of high quality and distinctive mineral specimens, gold nuggets, lapidary works of art, gemstones and jewelry as well as... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2009

J. China--Blaeu, China veteribus Sinarum regio. Amsterdam, [1635]

J. China--Blaeu,  China veteribus Sinarum regio. Amsterdam, [1635] Hondius, J. China. Amsterdam, 1606, together 2 double-page engraved maps, each approx. 335 x 455mm., hand coloured (2). Est. ,500—2,000 GBP. Lot Sold 1,500 GBP  Sotheby's. Natural History, Travel, Atlases and Maps. 07 May 09. London www.sothebys.com
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29 avril 2009

Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History sale @ Sotheby's London on Thursday 7th May 2009

Magnificent pair of 17th century terrestrial and celestial globes by the eminent globe-maker Vicenzo Coronelli. Est. £150,000-200,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Sotheby's London will offer in its forthcoming Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History sale, to be held in London on Thursday 7th May 2009, a magnificent pair of 17th century terrestrial and celestial globes by the eminent globe-maker Vicenzo Coronelli (lot 121, est. £150,000-200,000), inspired by those he created for Louis XIV. Sale highlights also include unique... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2009

La Galerie Schad de la biodiversité @ the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

Goliath Birdwing Butterfly. Image © ROM, 2009. All rights reserved. Inaugurée au Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) le 16 mai prochain, la Galerie Schad de la biodiversité permet d’explorer la diversité de la vie sur Terre et de découvrir la menace que représente l’activité humaine sur les espèces et les habitats. La galerie, d’une surface de 10 000 pieds carrés, présente plus d’un millier de spécimens, classés sous trois grands thèmes : La diversité de la vie, L’interdépendance de la vie et La vie est en péril.Des animateurs, des... [Lire la suite]
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