A sciopod

A sciopod

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Caption: A Sciopod. Man of a monstrous tribe as described by Gaius Julius Solinus (fl. 250 AD) They had one leg, but with a foot so large that it protected them from the sun by serving as a parasol. Image taken from Registrum hujus operis libri cronicarum cu figuris et ijmagi bus ab inicio mu di.-Fol. CCLXVI. recto: Completo in Nurembergensi urbe Operi de hystorijs etatum mundi felix imponitur finis. Collectum auxilio hartma ni Schedel, etc. End. Fol. CCC. verso: Adest nunc finis libri Cronicarum opus preclarum continet e m gesta ab initio mu di ad hanc us? te poris nostri calamitatem. Castigatu ? a viris doctissimis adhibitis viris mathematicis pingendi? arte peritissimis M. Wolgemut et W. Pleydenwurff, etc. G.L. Few MS. notes... Originally published in

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