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Tel und wunderseltsame Thiere und Monstra werden in India gefunden

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: book page
Maker: unknown
Place made: Germany
Date made: 1550-1699
Materials: ink; laid paper
Measurements: 12 3/4 in x 8 in
Nomenclature: decorative
Classification: whales

Four pages of a book in German, blackletter font, on a single sheet printed both sides and folded over. The text discusses strange animals found in far-off parts of the world such as India and Africa, and compares them to animals mentioned in the Bible. At bottom right of first page, the number "236" has been handwritten in ink, which is likely near-contemporary with the publication of the object. There is an ornamental border at top with two human figures riding stylized dolphins.


AF-DG-1747

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