1300 Real and Fanciful Animals from Seventeenth-Century by Matthäus Merian (the Younger), Carol Belanger Grafton

By Matthäus Merian (the Younger), Carol Belanger Grafton

Unusual and creative illustrations, rigorously prepared into four significant divisions — quadrupeds, birds, fishes, and bugs — contain real looking and fanciful depictions of almost each actual animal, plus such fable creatures as unicorns, dragons, and basilisks. fundamental quantity of royalty-free pics for fast use through advertisement and picture artists.

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These imaginary beasts include two griffins, a phoenix, a unicorn, a harpy with a masculine head, a mermaid and a merman, a hydra-headed monster, a horned rabbit, dragons, basilisks, and sea monsters. The Latin labels provided for the creatures depicted in the engraved plates of the 1718 edition have been preserved in this volume. To aid reference to illustrations of both real and imaginary animals, an index of common names has been provided. Quadrupeds RHINOCEROS Snakes Mollusks and Crustaceans Fish Balœna magna 60.

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