Fortunio Liceti, 'Monstruos', 1665

FORTUNIO LICETI’S MONSTERS Highlights from the illustrations in the 1665 edition of Fortunio Liceti’s De Monstris, originally published, without the illustrations, in

De Monstrorum Caussis, Natura, et Differentiis, Libri Duo

Illustrations of various chimaeras from the book De Monstrorum Caussis, Natura, et Differentiis, Libri Duo

Fortunio Liceti. De Monstris. 1665.

Fortunio Liceti De monstrorum causis, natura et differentiis (Of the causes of monsters, nature and differences)

Fortunio Liceti’s Monsters (1665) | The Public Domain Review...another WTF-critter and a bloat-beast

The 1665 edition of De Monstris, written by Fortunio Liceti, originally published without illustrations in 1616

Camphurch effigies
"Ulissi Aldrovandi (Aldrovandus) (1522-1605)
  Woodcut illustrations from Aldrovandi's 'History of Monsters'

an early unicorn? Camphurch effigies "Ulissi Aldrovandi (Aldrovandus) Woodcut illustrations from Aldrovandi's 'History of Monsters'

Fortunio Liceti’s Monsters (1665) | The Public Domain Review

Two figures showing a half human, half dog monster Engraving 1668 From: De monstris./Ex recensione Gerardi Blasii. qui monstra quaedam nova,,,addidit By: Fortunio Liceti and Gerardus Blasius Published: Heirs of P. FrambottusPadua 1668 Page 183

Arent van Bolten 'Cat Riding a Monster'.  "His artistic output ranged from grotesque figures and monsters, to figural scenes from the Bible and mythology. Among them is this rather strange piece depicting two monsters doing battle, one ridden by a nonplussed cat". from: http://publicdomainreview.org/shop/posters-and-prints/arent-van-boltens-cat-riding-a-monster/

A grotesque from Dutch artist Arent Van Bolten, produced sometime in the early century.

Marine monsters - I think I relate best to none of them, but if I must choose, then still none of them!

Illustration from a 1657 book on curiosities of natural history ; Physica curiosa, sive, Mirabilia naturæ et artis libris XII.

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The Most Grotesque Humanoid Monsters of the Early Modern Age

The Most Grotesque Humanoid Monsters of the Early Modern Age

The people of later medieval Europe believed that other lands were populated by humanoid (monsters) like these from the "Monstrorum historia" by Ulisse Aldrovandi, 1642

.A harpy by Melchior Lorck,c. 1582

Harpy - Book illustration of an unidentified mythical, bird-like creature with a long tail and human head, wearing a hat with two long feathers. Taken from a series of 127 woodcuts by Melchior Lorck, German, 1582

Recueil de la diuersité des habits, qui sont de present en vsage, tant es pays d’Europe, Asie, Affrique & isles sauuages, 1564.  Typ 515.64.734  Houghton Library, Harvard University

Recueil de la diuersité des habits, qui sont de present en vsage, tant es pays d’Europe, Asie, Affrique & isles sauuages, 1564. Typ 515.64.734 Houghton Library, Harvard University

A "Sea Devil" as depicted by Conrad Gessner in Historia Animalium, 2nd ed, 1604. (Smithsonian Biodiversity Heritage Library) ~ETS

Five “Real” Sea Monsters Brought to Life by Early Naturalists

A "Sea Devil" as depicted by Conrad Gessner in Historia Animalium, ed, (Smithsonian Biodiversity Heritage Library) ~ETS

Aldrovandi was a prodigious writer of natural history. His book on monsters, profusely illustrated with marvellous woodcuts of monsters in the human, animal and vegetable realms, forms part of his great encyclopoedic work on natural history complete in thrirteen thick volumes, of which only four were published during his lifetime.

Aldrovandi was a prodigious writer of natural history. His book on monsters, profusely illustrated with marvellous woodcuts of monsters in the human, anima

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