1557 Lycosthenes Conjoined 'Siamese twins

1557 Lycosthenes Conjoined 'Siamese twins

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Credit: PAUL D STEWART/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Conjoined twins. Cleaned paper background. Woodcut with early handcolouring from Conrad Lycosthenes' (Chronicle of Prodigies and Omens) - "Prodigiorum ac Ostentorum Chronicon" Published Hendricus Petri, Basel, 1557. Lycosthenes book recites accounts of ancient and medieval natural disasters, occurrences, monstrosities, deformities, and apparitions.

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Keywords: 16th century, artwork, birth defect, chronicle, conjoined, deformity, freak, human, illustration, lycosthenes, mutation, mysteries, omens, people, person, portents, siamese, twin, woodcut

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