Friday, November 16, 2012

Bestiary, Part 1

Some mythical beasts. Feel free to use them, they are, to the best of my knowledge, in the public domain. Like the maps, the illustrations are from Menschheit und Weltall, a book published in 1900. Click on the photo to get to Flickr where you can download the original files (around 2000x1500).

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a sea monk

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a 'pig-whale', probably a walrus

more beasts

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Spritzwal - spurting/blowing whale

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sea snake

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sea horse

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again the spurting whale, together with the pig whale

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sea dragon

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sea monster

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sea cow, sea dog (seal) and sea horse

Many of these illustrations appeared originally in the Fisch- und Thierbuch bei Conrad Gessner

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