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#Salamanca Medieval sept 2013

Medieval woodcut vintage illustration by rawvegandietaddict, via Flickr

century woodcut illustration depicting a skull, a snake and an hourglass. The snake has a crucifix in its head. This illustration was first published in De methodo medendi liber unus by Andreas Planer, printed as Basle in

“Penthesilea, brave woman Detail of a tapestry in the Angers Castle”

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“Penthesilea, brave woman Detail of a tapestry in the Angers Castle”

This sea pig, which was compared to heretics that distorted truth and lived like swine, lived in the North Sea on Olaus Magnus’s 1539 Carta Marina, a lushly illustrated map that inspired many after it.

The Enchanting Sea Monsters on Medieval Maps

Fictitious animals on and early century maps hint at how people's perception of the ocean has changed over time

The Harpy, 1497.   Woodcut of a winged harpy and her prey. In Greek mythology, these were creatures with women’s heads and sharp claws. Illustration from ‘Hortus Sanitatis’, (‘Garden of Health’), printed by Johann Pruss in Strasbourg in 1497.

The Harpy, Woodcut of a winged harpy and her prey. In Greek mythology, these were creatures with women’s heads and sharp claws. Illustration from ‘Hortus Sanitatis’, (‘Garden of Health’), printed by Johann Pruss in Strasbourg in

siren and centaur - Bestiary  Therouanne (?) ca. 1270

siren and centaur - Bestiary Therouanne (? 1270 "Umm, hi there. I was just passing by with my bow and noticed uhh.

Spinning in Medieval France. Unwinding thread from the drop spindle and making a skein. MS Fr. 599, f. 48, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris 15th c. France

Woman unwinding thread from a spindle into a skein MS Fr. Bibliotheque Nationale de Paris French, c.

Rabbit blowing a horn. Among the marginal creatures populating medieval manuscripts musical animals are fairly common.

Awake the Trumpets Lofty Sound Petrus Comestor, Historia scholastica (Ashridge Petrus Comestor), England ca. British Library, Royal 3 D VI, fol.

Portrait detail from medieval illuminated manuscript - British Library Royal MS 12 F XIII - c 1230-14th century - f16r

Portrait detail from medieval illuminated manuscript - British Library Royal MS 12 F XIII - c century -

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