Sea serpent, 17th century

Sea serpent, 17th century

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Caption: Sea serpent, 17th century. Illustration of a Norwegian sea serpent, also known as a sea orm. These giant sea monsters were supposed to have attacked ships in northern waters, and were featured in earlier maps of the north such as that of Olaus Magnus's 1539 Carta Marina (from which this image is derived via that of Gesner 1560). This illustration, by Caspar and Matthaus Merian, is a folio copperplate with later hand colouring. It was published in 'Historiae Naturalis' (John Jonston, Amsterdam, 1657-65).

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