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Conrad Gesner (1516-1565) - 3 woodcuts - Sea Monster, Sea Devils, Mermaid - 1669

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Conrad Gesner (1516-1565) - 3 woodcuts - Sea Monster, Sea Devils, Mermaid - 1669

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Woodcut leaf of Sea Monsters in hand colour - Quantity: 1

Object: Single Sheet
Number of Books: 1
Subject: Woodcut leaf of Sea Monsters in hand colour
Author/ Illustrator: Conrad Gesner (1516-1565)
Book Title: 3 woodcuts - Sea Monster, Sea Devils, Mermaid
Condition: Fine
Publication year oldest item: 1669
Edition: 1st Edition Thus
Language: German
Version: Original Language

Sea monsters are beings from folklore believed to dwell in the sea and often imagined to be of immense size. Marine monsters can take many forms, including sea dragons, sea serpents, or multi-armed beasts. They can be slimy and scaly and are often pictured threatening ships or spouting jets of water.[citation needed] The definition of a "monster" is subjective, and some sea monsters may have been based on scientifically accepted creatures such as whales and types of giant and colossal squid.

Woodcuts on one folio leaf (recto and verso of one leaf).

33 x 22.5 cm

Conrad Gesner (1516-1565) - Woodcut on one folio leaf
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Allgemeines Thier-Buch: "Eigentliche und lebendige Abbildung Aller vierfüssigen / So wohl zahmer als wilder Thieren/ welche in allen vier Theilen der Welt /auff dem Erdboden /und in etlichen Wassern zu finden: Sampt einer außführlichen..."

The Historiae animalium ("Histories of the Animals") published at Zurich was an encyclopaedic work of "an inventory of renaissance zoology" by Conrad Gesner, a doctor and professor at the Carolinum, the precursor of the University of Zurich. It is the first modern zoological work that attempts to describe all the animals known, and the first bibliography of natural history writings.

Condition: Very good condition.

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