4 Legendary Plant-Animal Hybrids
In the Middle Ages, travelers brought home tales from all over the globe of wondrous and fantastic plants and beasts—but many of these travelers were just relaying stories they’d heard instead of things they’d actually seen. These stories, in turn, were written about by educated men who’d never traveled. And they were illustrated by artists who only had hearsay to go by. It’s no wonder they were completely misunderstood.
Les songes drolatiques de Pantagruel (81)
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Abridged Version of “De arte phisicali de cirurgia”, “Fistula in ano”, Including an Obstetrical Treatise “Manuscript X 188 in the National Library of Sweden dates to around 1425–35 and contains two...
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Ulisse Aldrovandi, Monstrorum historia
Ulisse Aldrovandi, Monstrorum historia cum Paralipomenis historiae omnium animalium. Bartholomaeus Ambrosinus ... labore, et studio volumen composuit. Marcus Antonius Bernia in lucem edidit. Proprijs sumptibus ... cum indice copiosissimo Ulisse Aldrovandi (11 September 1522 - 4 May 1605) was an Italian naturalist, the moving force behind Bologna's botanical garden, one of the first in Europe. Carolus Linnaeus and the comte de Buffon reckoned him the father of natural history studies. He…