Clare- you never here about mermen,typical, well here they are folks. Border in a medieval manuscript with a mermaid and merman. British Library Royal MS 10 E IV Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (t.
Title page of hand-illuminated & illustrated copy of "The Silmarillion" (author J. Tolkien), by artist Benjamin Harff. This spectacular work for the entire hand-bound book took Harff a year.
Illuminated Manuscript, Map of the coastline between the cities of Koper (Capodistria, Dishtriye) and Muggia (Milje, Mūye) (Italy) from Book on Navigation, Walters Art Museum Ms. W.658, fol.180b | par Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts