1560 Wild Man homo monkey warrior

1560 Wild Man homo monkey warrior

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Credit: PAUL D STEWART/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: A monkey Warrior from Asia. Antique Woodcut Published ca 1560 for the "Cosmographia" by Sebastian Munster. The distinction between monkeys, apes, wild men, and men were blurred in the late middle ages. It seemed quite possible monkeys could go to war as men did.

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Keywords: 1500's, 1560, 16th century, art, cosmographia, fabulous, homo sylvestris, illustration, medieval, middle ages, monkey, monster, munster, mythical, print, printed, sebastian, simia, strange, warrior, wild man, woodblock

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