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Native noblemen riding a sea monster, from 'Nova Typis Transacta Navigatio. Novi Orbis Indiae Occidentalis' by Caspar Plautius (Kaspar Plautz), a Benedictine abbot. A fanciful work with fictional parts and fantastic illustrations. An account of Bernardo Buil an Aragonese monk or friar, known as Fray Buil, who accompanied Christopher Columbus on his second voyage across the Atlantic. Sea monsters are sea-dwelling mythical or legendary creatures, often believed to be of immense size. Marine monsters can take many forms, including sea dragons, sea serpents, or multi-armed beasts. They can be slimy or scaly and are often pictured threatening ships or spouting jets of water.
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