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Liceti’s monsters


Illustrations from De monstrorum natura, caussis, et differentiis libri duo (On the nature, causes and differences of monsters, 1616) by Italian scientist Fortunio Liceti who we’re told has a crater on the Moon named after him. Further images from Liceti and his contemporaries can be found at Les Monstres de la Renaissance à l’âge classique, an online exhibition of assorted teratisms, prodigies and abominations. Via Monsieur Peacay, no monster he.


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2 comments or trackbacks

  1. #1 posted by Evan


    Now you know I’m all over this… Thanks for posting!

  2. #2 posted by John


    Heh, I guessed you might like this.






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