1560 Gesner many eyed sea monster

1560 Gesner many eyed sea monster

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Credit: PAUL D STEWART/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: "Hyaena Cetacea" Woodcut by Gesner, following Magnus Olaus. Gesner "Icones Animalium" publ. Christof Froschover, Zurich, 1560. Some of the animals in this first zoological encyclopedia were drawn from life, others depended purely on travellers' tales or earlier drawn and written sources. This creature being a case in point.

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Keywords: anatomical, anatomy, belon, cetacea, cetacean, classification, discovery, disection, gesner, hyaena, live bearing, mammal, many eyed, monster, renaissance, rennaisance, rondelet, science, sea mammal, taxonomy

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