I think blogs are digital versions of the same collecting impulse.

From top to bottom:
Domenico Remps, Credenza Curiosa. Mid 1600s.
Domenico Remps, Scarabattolo. Mid 1600s.
Frans Francken, Kuriositatenkabinett. 1636.
Joseph Arnold, Kunstkammer der Regensburger Familie Dimpfel. 1668.

All found here, which is worth a look - the 'museen' section especially.