Florike Egmond is is a Dutch historian living in Rome. Since 2004 she has worked at Leiden University as a researcher in projects on the early modern natural sciences. She publishes widely in the field of early modern natural history and its overlaps with the history of collecting, medicine, science and communication. One of her special interests concerns the visual history of science, the circulation of visual knowledge, and the role of coloured drawings in scientific communication. Her publications include: Eye for Detail. Drawings of plants and animals between art and science, 1500-1630 (2017); and The World of Carolus Clusius. Natural History in the Making, 1550-1610 (2010); and the Gessner-Platter animal drawings: Conrad Gessners Thierbuch. Die Originalzeichnungen (2018).