LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, RARE BOOK AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS DIVISION / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, RARE BOOK AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS DIVISION / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Hybrid and mythological creatures, 15th-century illustration. Some of these depictions arose from legends and myths, sometimes based on partial remains of living animals. Artwork from 'Buch der Natur' (Book of Nature, 1481) by Konrad von Megenberg (1309-1374), a translation and adaptation of the 13th-century 'De natura rerum' by Thomas de Cantimpre.
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