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Collecting the World

Hans Sloane and the Origins of the British Museum

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$35.00 • £27.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674737334

Publication: July 2017

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544 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

42 color, 27 b/w, 3 maps.

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  • List of Illustrations
  • List of Maps*
  • Introduction: The Original Sloane Ranger
  • I. Empire of Curiosities
    • 1. Transplantation
    • 2. Island of Curiosities
    • 3. Keeping the Species from Being Lost
  • II. Assembling The World
    • 4. Becoming Hans Sloane
    • 5. The World Comes to Bloomsbury
    • 6. Putting the World in Order
    • 7. Creating the Public’s Museum
  • Conclusion: The Man Who Collected the World
  • Acknowledgements
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • * Maps
    • 1. London in the eighteenth century
    • 2. The North Atlantic, c. 1740
    • 3. East India Settlements in South and East Asia, 1660–1760