Conrad Gesner (1516-1565) - Folio with 4 woodcuts - Lion-Goat Monster, Goats - 1669

Beschreibung
Conrad Gesner (1516-1565) - Folio with 4 woodcuts - Lion-Goat Monster, Goats - 1669
Woodcut leaf in hand colour - Anzahl: 1

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) - Woodcuts on one folio leaf
Issued in:
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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Objekt
Einzelnes Blatt
Anzahl der Bücher
1
Thema
Woodcut leaf in hand colour
Autor/ Illustrator
Conrad Gesner (1516-1565) - Folio with 4 woodcuts
Buchtitel
Lion-Goat Monster, Goats
Zustand
Sehr gut
Erscheinungsjahr (ältestes Objekt)
1669
Ausgabe
Erstausgabe in diesem Format
Sprache
Deutsch
Originalsprache
Ja
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