Children's Collection of Curiosities
An 8"x10" sketchbook for illustrating your own personal collection of curiosities! Includes a brief history of curious collections, "How to Use this Book" page, and then 98 pages of frames and containers with labels ready to be filled with your child's creativity.
The pages of this sketchbook are printed on heavy paper, but markers and paint WILL bleed through. Please use pencils and colored pencils.
A Bit of History
People have been collecting interesting objects and pieces of the natural world since the days of ancient Rome when the temples were used to house various treasures gathered from the far corners of the Roman Empire. In the 1400s, European explorers began to venture further beyond their borders as they entered what we now call the “Age of Exploration” (from the 1400s through the 1600s). On their travels, they collected samples from the new (to them) lands and when they returned, displayed them for all to view. These collections ranged from small ones that could be contained in a box or a cabinet to enormous collections that filled whole rooms (often called "wonder-rooms").
For a flip-through of the contents: https://youtu.be/LPwzMwTDwqU