FB_IMG_1544455586439I am a historian interested in the history of natural history, book history, the exchange of knowledge and ideas, the overlap of natural history with art and literature, and in particular the history of ichthyology (the study of fish) of the Early Modern period . On this blog I post snippets of my research and anecdotes relating to the books and texts relating to ichthyology which I encounter on a day to day basis as as a researcher at Leiden University in the NWO funded programme “A New History of Fishes” and as a Rare Book Specialist at Rare Fish Books.


Contact me on: Sophia.Hendrikx@UCLmail.net


University of Leiden

Sophia Hendrikx – LinkedIn

Sophia Hendrikx – Academia.edu


Artis Bieb 2014

Photo taken at the annual “History of Biological Illustrations” Workshop for the Amsterdam University College at the Artis Library in Amsterdam, 2013.






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