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Liceti’s monsters

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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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  1. #1 posted by Evan

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

  2. #2 posted by John

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    Heh, I guessed you might like this.

 


 

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