The Siebold Collection

The Siebold Collection

The Siebold Collection of natural history objects includes a total of 200 mammals, 900 birds, 750 fishes, 170 reptiles, over 5,000 invertebrates, 891 minerals and rocks, 6 fossils, 2,000 different species of plants and 12,000 herbarium specimens. Many of these are stored in Naturalis' collection depots and available in the BioPortal. The material was collected by Von Siebold between 1823 and 1829 during his stay in Japan. The Siebold Collection was the first major collection of Japanese specimen in Europe and contained many species of plants and animals that were unknown in Europe at the time. More information [Dutch]

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