Whale mistaken for an island

Whale mistaken for an island

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Caption: Whale mistaken for an island (Whole folio) A whale mistaken for an island. Sailors moor their boat and build a fire on its back but when it senses the heat it plunges to the depths taking men and vessel with it. It also entices small fish into its mouth and swallows them. Image taken from Bestiary. Originally published in England (Salisbury?); 1230-1240.

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Keywords: animal, animals, archipelago, bestiary, boat, fish, historical, history, island, islands, latin, organism, sailor, transport, transportation, water vehicle

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