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Human Monsters 1493
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Woodcut of monsters from the Nuremberg Chronicle. Top row, Monoculus or Cyclops and the Blemnye. Middle row Panotis (All-ears); a man with a huge stretched lip. Bottom row Sciapod (Shade-foot) whose single leg has a foot so big he uses it as an umbrella to shade him from the sun, and a goat-man or satyr. The Nuremberg Chronicle is an illustrated Biblical paraphrase and world history that follows the story of human history related in the Bible; it includes the histories of a number of important Western cities. Written in Latin by Hartmann Schedel, with a version in German translation by Georg Alt, it appeared in 1493. It is one of the best documented early printed book, an incunabulum, and one of the first to successfully integrate illustrations and text.
June 16th, 2014
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