***Selected for inclusion in App Store Best of 2012! ***

“MAU M&L Natural History” is an official application of Musashino Art University Museum and Library.

You can see the high-resolution images, description and bibliography of Rare Books owned by Musashino Art University Museum and Library. Our Rare Books Collection are dozens of titles of "Anatomy", "Natural History" and "Voyage" published from 17th Century to 19th Century.

The images of the items can be freely enlarged, and this allows you to fully appreciate every single detail.

■Main function

- By freely scrolling, enlarging, and reducing, see the high-solution images of Rare Books (Anatomy, Natural History and Voyage) owned by Musashino Art University Museum and Library.

- By Scrolling the page, move to the next page.

- Sort items by the title, category or chronology.

- Optimized for Retina display.

- This application and descriptions are available in English and Japanese. The language will be automatically switched depending on the settings of your device.

■Available books

D’Urville “Voyage de la corvette l’Astrolabe”
Freycinet “Voyage autour du monde”
Duperrey “Voyage autour du monde”
Cook and King “ Cook’s Third Voyage”
Haeckel “Kunstformen der Natur”
Thornton “Temple of Flora, or garden of the botanist, poet, painter, and philosopher”
Eliot “A monograph of the pittidae, or family of ant-thrushes”
Sharpe “Monograph of the Paradiseidae, or Birds of Paradise, and Ptilonorhynchidae, or Bower Birds”
Madame Knip “Les Pigeons”
Martius “Historia naturalis palmarum”
Mascagni “Anatomia per uso degli studiosi di scultura e pittura opera postuma”
D’Agoty “Exposition anatomique de la structure de corps humain...”

■Terms of Use

- When using this application, you will need an Internet connection via 3G or Wi-Fi. Make sure your device is connected to the Internet before using it.

What’s New

Version 2.9.4

Optimization for iOS 13

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

judoschlv ,

Very nice , plz support iphoneX thankQ!


Anjimo ,

Hidden treasure!

So, while searching for natural history, this app up. I was intrigued by the pictures, and not sure what value this little app would have. Wonderful, wonderful surprises await you! Any fan of old nature prints is in for a treat, as well as bibliophiles in general. There are so many different books, many illustrated with antique prints. There are maps and accounts of sea voyages. There's even a little book with poems in addition to botanical drawings. Lots of nature prints. Anatomy drawings where the skeletons have ears and noses. Awesome stuff. :)

Ramon carlo ,


Absolutely love this app. Love browsing through the incredible illustrations, thank you so much!!!!

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