A dose of medieval manuscript Halloween horror - battling monsters in miniatures! Miniature of Andromeda being rescued from a monster by Perseus, riding on Pegasus, in ‘L’Épître Othéa’ by Christine de Pizan (France, maybe Paris, ca.
Illustration:Der Triumph des Todes , from: Necrologium canonicorum regularium S. Augustini Chiemensis anno 1682 formatum - BSB Clm 23472 (Chiemsee Clm 23472 - Digitised Book from the copyright-free holdings of the Bavarian State Library Munich [
Human body showing arteries and viscera from a manuscript attr. to Shikastah-Nastaliqca, XIIX. This anatomical drawing is thought to be a copy of an illustration from the Tashrih bi al-Taswir / Illustrated Anatomy by a late XIV physician Mansur ibn Ilyas.
When much of the world had yet to be mapped, many illustrations of the world’s still mysterious oceans featured the weird and wonderful creatures that supposedly lived there. This chart showing sea monsters dates from 1550