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New catalogues of the Museum Boerhaave collection

///New catalogues of the Museum Boerhaave collection

New catalogues of the Museum Boerhaave collection

We proudly present two new catalogues of the Museum Boerhaave collection.

Catalogue No. 5 describes the Delft apothecary jars in the collection of the Museum Boerhaave. The apothecary jars are arranged according to the different Delft potteries producing these jars, with a chapter dedicated to each factory. This descriptive part is preceded by an introduction about the pharmaceutical ware and its place in the Delft ceramic industry. A final chapter describes all unmarked Delft jars in the Boerhaave collection. The book also contains an appendix offering photographic reproductions of the various potters’ marks found on the jars.

The catalogue is available as:

Museum Boerhaave Communication no. 310 Delft apothecary jars A descriptive catalogue 94 pages including 149 objects with black & white illustrations 21,5 x 26,5 cm hardback ISBN 90 62 92 153 1

Catalogue No. 6 describes all time devices in the Museum Boerhaave collection after the invention of the pendulum clock. The catalogue starts with an introduction of the history of clocks, and then the instruments are treated in 4 chapters. Chapter 1 contains the domestic clocks; chapter 2 the astronomical clocks; chapter 3 the chronometers and in chapter 4 various time measurement devices. The final part of the catalogue deals with short biographies of the clockmakers.

This catalogue is available as: Museum Boerhaave Communication no. 311 Telling time Devices for time measurement in Museum Boerhaave 86 pages including 71 objects with black & white illustrations 21,5 x 26,5 cm hardback ISBN 90 62 92 145

Both catalogues are available at Euro 35,- a piece. (Administration costs: Euro 5,- within and Euro 15,- outside the Netherlands)

To order ‘Science in the Provinces’, please write to:

Museum Boerhaave P.O. Box 11280 2301 EG Leiden The Netherlands

Or fax to: (+31) 071 5120344

Or email to: [email protected]

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