1560 Hippopotamus tusked sea horse

1560 Hippopotamus tusked sea horse

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Credit: PAUL D STEWART/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: A seahorse. Antique Woodcut Published ca 1560 for the "Cosmographia" by Sebastian Munster. It is thought that the legends of the seahorse might come from observations on the hippopotamus. This early illustration with large canine tusks suggests such speculation might be correct.

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Keywords: 1500's, 1560, 16th century, art, color, colour, cosmographia, fabulous, hippo, hippopotamus, horse, illustration, medieval, middle ages, monster, munster, mythical, print, printed, sebastian, strange, tusk, water horse, woodblock

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