Mythical creatures, medieval legends

Mythical creatures, medieval legends

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Caption: Mythical creatures. Page from an 18th-century English edition of the work known as 'Travels of Sir John Mandeville', a collection of medieval legends, folklore and tales of travels and exploration. The artworks show hybrid creatures, while the text mentions 'creatures from Silo'. These tales are thought to have first appeared in Anglo-Norman French in the 14th century. Page from 'The voyages and travels of Sir John Mandevile' (London, 1722).

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