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1300 Real and Fanciful Animals: From Seventeenth-Century Engravings

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Unusual and imaginative illustrations, carefully arranged into 4 major divisions — quadrupeds, birds, fishes, and insects — include realistic and fanciful depictions of virtually every real animal, plus such fantasy creatures as unicorns, dragons, and basilisks. Indispensable volume of royalty-free graphics for immediate use by commercial and graphic artists.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published January 23rd 1998 by Dover Publications
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Julia
May 09, 2017 rated it did not like it
This is normally the type of books that I love upfront since they combine history and animals, which are two of the things that I enjoy the most. At the same time it allows us to get a glimpse of how the world saw the creatures that it believed it was sharing the world with while at the same time giving them such a foreign appearance that it allows one to be grateful we have such clear ways of viewing those same animals for what they are even if we are millions of miles away from actually seein ...more
Molly
Feb 03, 2018 rated it liked it
The pictures are very interesting, but I would have appreciated more text explaining the pictures and their origins, particularly for the more fantastic animals.
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Disappointed. Nice visual summary but informations are missing. :/
R.A. Danger
Sep 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
Most of the animals in here are from Theatrum universale omnium Animalium (after 1650). Mostly animals we know now and some we call mythical animals. In looking at these old bestiaries we can see how far we have come in making are own bestiaries (field guides and animals of the world). Consider this a visually field guide with Latin names of each animal or group of animals.

In here you can find: mammals, amphibians, reptiles, sea creatures, birds, insects, spiders, and even some pictures of hiv
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