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Anphivena from BL Harley 4751, f. 62

Anphivena from BL Harley 4751, f. 62

Detail of a miniature of an anphivena. Image taken from f. 62 of Bestiary, with extracts from Giraldus Cambrensis on Irish birds. Written in Latin. The "BL Harley Manuscript" refers to a collection of medieval... More

Plants from BL Harley 1585, f. 22

Plants from BL Harley 1585, f. 22

Miniatures of plants, including artemisia (field wormwood), and a woman offering a plant to a centaur (Diana and Chiron the centaur). Image taken from f. 22 of Medical miscellany of a pharmacopeial compilation,... More

Bodleian-Library-MS-Bodl-764 00070 fol-074v-sirene

Bodleian-Library-MS-Bodl-764 00070 fol-074v-sirene

A group of fish-tailed wingless sirens (Latin: "sýrene") in water, by a ship. Bestiary (Oxford, Bodleian Libraries, Bodl. 764, fol. 74v)

Gks16330022v - Public domain scan / drawing

Gks16330022v - Public domain scan / drawing

The Latin guide to animal life Bestiarius in a manuscript that is illustrated with more than 100 washed drawings, among which a mermaid.

Gks16330112v - Public domain document scan of drawing

Gks16330112v - Public domain document scan of drawing

The Latin guide to animal life Bestiarius in a manuscript that is illustrated with more than 100 washed drawings, among which a mermaid.

Gks16330133v - Public domain document scan of drawing

Gks16330133v - Public domain document scan of drawing

The Latin guide to animal life Bestiarius in a manuscript that is illustrated with more than 100 washed drawings, among which a mermaid.

Owls from BL Harley 4751, f. 46v

Owls from BL Harley 4751, f. 46v

Detail of a roundel of two owls, one of whom has caught a rodent. Image taken from f. 46v of Bestiary, with extracts from Giraldus Cambrensis on Irish birds. Written in Latin. The "BL Harley Manuscript" refers... More

Cedar tree from BL Sloane 278, f. 13v

Cedar tree from BL Sloane 278, f. 13v

Miniature of a tree with 6 bird nests, with a seated man in the centre. Image taken from f. 13v of Aviarium (index Bestiary); Bestiary, in the Dicta Chrysostomi form (index Physiologus). Written in Latin. Si... More

Oxen from BL Royal 12 F XIII, f. 37v

Oxen from BL Royal 12 F XIII, f. 37v

Detail of a miniature of a man ploughing with oxen. Image taken from f. 37v of Bestiary (ff. 3-141), Lapidary (ff. 141v-149). Written in Latin and French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the ... More

Two knights and two horses fighting from BL Royal 12 F XIII, f. 42v

Two knights and two horses fighting from BL Royal 12 F XIII, f. 42v

Detail of a miniature of two knights fighting on foot with swords, while their horses are fighting each other on hind legs. Image taken from f. 42v of Bestiary (ff. 3-141), Lapidary (ff. 141v-149). Written in L... More

Onager from BL Sloane 278, f. 49v

Onager from BL Sloane 278, f. 49v

Detail of a miniature of a wild ass (onager). Image taken from f. 49v of Aviarium (index Bestiary); Bestiary, in the Dicta Chrysostomi form (index Physiologus). Written in Latin. Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753) ... More

Magpies from BL Royal 12 C XIX, f. 42v

Magpies from BL Royal 12 C XIX, f. 42v

Detail of a miniature of two magpies. Image taken from f. 42v of Bestiary, and various theological texts, e.g., Isidore of Seville, Imago Mundi. Written in Latin. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known... More

Manticore from BL Royal 12 F XIII, f. 24v

Manticore from BL Royal 12 F XIII, f. 24v

Detail of a miniature of a manticore, a creature with the body of a lion, the head of a man, and the tail of a scorpion. Image taken from f. 24v of Bestiary (ff. 3-141), Lapidary (ff. 141v-149). Written in Lati... More

Wolves from BL Royal 12 F XIII, f. 29

Wolves from BL Royal 12 F XIII, f. 29

Detail of a miniature in two registers: above, wolves; below: a man standing on a garment, and birds in a nest. Image taken from f. 29 of Bestiary (ff. 3-141), Lapidary (ff. 141v-149). Written in Latin and Fren... More

"Hawk on Perch", Folio from a Bestiary and Herbal

"Hawk on Perch", Folio from a Bestiary and Herbal

Public domain photo of a golden object, Iran, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Morgan M.81, f.037r-bonacon - Public domain dedication image

Morgan M.81, f.037r-bonacon - Public domain dedication image

A bonnacon (Latin: "bonacon") from a Latin bestiary (Worksop Bestiary, Morgan Library M.81, fol. 37r). It is firing its incendiary excrements from its posterior at a band of armed men.

Bishop-fish - Drawing. Public domain image.

Bishop-fish - Drawing. Public domain image.

A relatively benign merman complete with scales caught in the Baltic Sea in 1531 according to Johann Zahn's sources. In: "Specula physico- mathematico-historica notabilium ac mirabilium sciendorum" by Johann Za... More

Gks16330017v - Public domain portrait drawing

Gks16330017v - Public domain portrait drawing

The Latin guide to animal life Bestiarius in a manuscript that is illustrated with more than 100 washed drawings, among which a mermaid.

Gks16330111v - Public domain scan / drawing

Gks16330111v - Public domain scan / drawing

The Latin guide to animal life Bestiarius in a manuscript that is illustrated with more than 100 washed drawings, among which a mermaid.

Gks16330152v - Public domain document scan of drawing

Gks16330152v - Public domain document scan of drawing

The Latin guide to animal life Bestiarius in a manuscript that is illustrated with more than 100 washed drawings, among which a mermaid.

Mastiffs from BL Royal 12 F XIII, f. 29v

Mastiffs from BL Royal 12 F XIII, f. 29v

Detail of a two-part miniature of mastiffs guarding sheep. Image taken from f. 29v of Bestiary (ff. 3-141), Lapidary (ff. 141v-149). Written in Latin and French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known ... More

Cranes from BL Royal 12 C XIX, f. 40

Cranes from BL Royal 12 C XIX, f. 40

Detail of a miniature of cranes. Image taken from f. 40 of Bestiary, and various theological texts, e.g., Isidore of Seville, Imago Mundi. Written in Latin. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as th... More

Beaver from BL Royal 12 F XIII, f. 14

Beaver from BL Royal 12 F XIII, f. 14

Detail of a miniature of a beaver biting off his testicles and a hunter with dogs. Image taken from f. 14 of Bestiary (ff. 3-141), Lapidary (ff. 141v-149). Written in Latin and French. The BL Royal Manuscript ... More

Plants from BL Harley 1585, ff. 38v-39

Plants from BL Harley 1585, ff. 38v-39

Miniatures of plants. Image taken from ff. 38v-39 of Medical miscellany of a pharmacopeial compilation, including a herbal and bestiary illustrating the pharmocopeial properties of animals (see Notes). Written ... More

Gks16330043v - Public domain scan / drawing

Gks16330043v - Public domain scan / drawing

The Latin guide to animal life Bestiarius in a manuscript that is illustrated with more than 100 washed drawings, among which a mermaid.

Gks16330128v - Public domain document scan of drawing

Gks16330128v - Public domain document scan of drawing

The Latin guide to animal life Bestiarius in a manuscript that is illustrated with more than 100 washed drawings, among which a mermaid.

Gks16330134v - Public domain document scan of drawing

Gks16330134v - Public domain document scan of drawing

The Latin guide to animal life Bestiarius in a manuscript that is illustrated with more than 100 washed drawings, among which a mermaid.

Cow from BL Harley 4751, f. 23 - Public domain medieval manuscript

Cow from BL Harley 4751, f. 23 - Public domain medieval manuscript

Detail of a miniature of woman milking a cow, who is licking its calf. Image taken from f. 23 of Bestiary, with extracts from Giraldus Cambrensis on Irish birds. Written in Latin. The "BL Harley Manuscript" re... More

Bonnacon from BL Harley 4751, f. 11

Bonnacon from BL Harley 4751, f. 11

Detail of a miniature of hunters spearing a bonnacon, and protecting themselves from its burning dung with a shield. Image taken from f. 11 of Bestiary, with extracts from Giraldus Cambrensis on Irish birds. Wr... More

Animals from BL Royal 12 F XIII, f. 9

Animals from BL Royal 12 F XIII, f. 9

Detail of a miniature of stags, a striped creature with cloven hooves, and dragons. Image taken from f. 9 of Bestiary (ff. 3-141), Lapidary (ff. 141v-149). Written in Latin and French. The BL Royal Manuscript ... More

Plants from BL Harley 1585, ff. 54v-55

Plants from BL Harley 1585, ff. 54v-55

Miniatures of plants. Image taken from ff. 54v-55 of Medical miscellany of a pharmacopeial compilation, including a herbal and bestiary illustrating the pharmocopeial properties of animals (see Notes). Written ... More

Grotesque dragons from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 138v

Grotesque dragons from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 138v

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of two grotesque dragons, with heads in their tails, twisted together (similar to the amphivena of bestiaries). Image taken from f. 138v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Writ... More

MS Bodl. 764 - Public domain dedication image

MS Bodl. 764 - Public domain dedication image

Collection of medieval manuscript pages from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

Gks16330046v - Public domain document scan of drawing

Gks16330046v - Public domain document scan of drawing

The Latin guide to animal life Bestiarius in a manuscript that is illustrated with more than 100 washed drawings, among which a mermaid.

Gks16330057v - Public domain document scan of drawing

Gks16330057v - Public domain document scan of drawing

The Latin guide to animal life Bestiarius in a manuscript that is illustrated with more than 100 washed drawings, among which a mermaid.

Gks16330123v - Public domain document scan of drawing

Gks16330123v - Public domain document scan of drawing

The Latin guide to animal life Bestiarius in a manuscript that is illustrated with more than 100 washed drawings, among which a mermaid.

Gks16330136v - Public domain document scan of drawing

Gks16330136v - Public domain document scan of drawing

The Latin guide to animal life Bestiarius in a manuscript that is illustrated with more than 100 washed drawings, among which a mermaid.

Gks16330154v - Public domain document scan of drawing

Gks16330154v - Public domain document scan of drawing

The Latin guide to animal life Bestiarius in a manuscript that is illustrated with more than 100 washed drawings, among which a mermaid.

Monoceros (unicorn) from BL Harley 4751, f. 15

Monoceros (unicorn) from BL Harley 4751, f. 15

Detail of a miniature of a monoceros (unicorn). Image taken from f. 15 of Bestiary, with extracts from Giraldus Cambrensis on Irish birds. Written in Latin. The "BL Harley Manuscript" refers to a collection of... More

Monoceros (unicorn) from BL Harley 4751, f. 15

Monoceros (unicorn) from BL Harley 4751, f. 15

Miniature of a monoceros (unicorn). Image taken from f. 15 of Bestiary, with extracts from Giraldus Cambrensis on Irish birds. Written in Latin. The "BL Harley Manuscript" refers to a collection of medieval ma... More

Salamanders from BL Royal 12 C XIX, f. 68v

Salamanders from BL Royal 12 C XIX, f. 68v

Detail of a miniature of a man being slain by salamanders. Image taken from f. 68v of Bestiary, and various theological texts, e.g., Isidore of Seville, Imago Mundi. Written in Latin. The BL Royal Manuscript C... More

Image from BL Harley 1585, f. 45

Image from BL Harley 1585, f. 45

Image taken from f. 45 of Medical miscellany of a pharmacopeial compilation, including a herbal and bestiary illustrating the pharmocopeial properties of animals (see Notes). Written in Latin. The "BL Harley M... More

Manticore from BL Royal 12 C XIX, f. 29v

Manticore from BL Royal 12 C XIX, f. 29v

Miniature of a manticore. Image taken from f. 29v of Bestiary, and various theological texts, e.g., Isidore of Seville, Imago Mundi. Written in Latin. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the Roya... More

Mouse and mole from BL Royal 12 C XIX, f. 37

Mouse and mole from BL Royal 12 C XIX, f. 37

Miniatures of a mouse and a mole. Image taken from f. 37 of Bestiary, and various theological texts, e.g., Isidore of Seville, Imago Mundi. Written in Latin. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as t... More

Stags from BL Royal 12 F XIII, f. 19

Stags from BL Royal 12 F XIII, f. 19

Miniature of stags and snakes, and stags at a stream. Image taken from f. 19 of Bestiary (ff. 3-141), Lapidary (ff. 141v-149). Written in Latin and French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the... More

Vultures from BL Royal 12 C XIX, f. 38v

Vultures from BL Royal 12 C XIX, f. 38v

Detail of a miniature of vultures. Image taken from f. 38v of Bestiary, and various theological texts, e.g., Isidore of Seville, Imago Mundi. Written in Latin. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as... More

83-Oxford Bodley 764- Elefante - Public domain dedication image

83-Oxford Bodley 764- Elefante - Public domain dedication image

Elephant with dragon coiled around it: a page from a bestiary manuscript MS. Bodley 764, Bodleian Library, Oxford, England.

Zahn - Globus Veneris

Zahn - Globus Veneris

Planet Venus in its revolution around the Sun, showing its phases. Also shown, in the lower part of the figure, is Venus’ satellite as found by Fontana and Wiesel. Русский: Планета Венера в своем вращении вокру... More

Zahn - Specula physico-mathematico-historica notabilium ac mirabilium sciendorum, 1696 - 4768890 980224 00009

Zahn - Specula physico-mathematico-historica notabilium ac mirabilium ...

Italiano: Specula physico-mathematico-historica notabilium ac mirabilium sciendorum, in qua mundi mirabilis oeconomia, nec non mirifice amplus, et magnificus ejusdem abdite reconditus, nunc autem ad lucem prot... More

Gks16330084v - Public domain document scan of drawing

Gks16330084v - Public domain document scan of drawing

The Latin guide to animal life Bestiarius in a manuscript that is illustrated with more than 100 washed drawings, among which a mermaid.

Gks16330093v - Public domain document scan of drawing

Gks16330093v - Public domain document scan of drawing

The Latin guide to animal life Bestiarius in a manuscript that is illustrated with more than 100 washed drawings, among which a mermaid.

Gks16330151v - Public domain document scan of drawing

Gks16330151v - Public domain document scan of drawing

The Latin guide to animal life Bestiarius in a manuscript that is illustrated with more than 100 washed drawings, among which a mermaid.

Folio from a Bestiary and Herbal

Folio from a Bestiary and Herbal

Public domain photo of a golden object, Iran, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Owl from BL Harley 4751, f. 47 - Public domain medieval manuscript

Owl from BL Harley 4751, f. 47 - Public domain medieval manuscript

Detail of a miniature of an owl (Bubo) being attacked by three smaller birds. Image taken from f. 47 of Bestiary, with extracts from Giraldus Cambrensis on Irish birds. Written in Latin. The "BL Harley Manuscr... More

Plants from BL Harley 1585, ff. 37v-38

Plants from BL Harley 1585, ff. 37v-38

Miniatures of plants. Image taken from ff. 37v-38 of Medical miscellany of a pharmacopeial compilation, including a herbal and bestiary illustrating the pharmocopeial properties of animals (see Notes). Written ... More

Ox from BL Royal 12 C XIX, f. 32v

Ox from BL Royal 12 C XIX, f. 32v

Miniature of an ox. Image taken from f. 32v of Bestiary, and various theological texts, e.g., Isidore of Seville, Imago Mundi. Written in Latin. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the Royal Coll... More

Basilisk and regulus from BL Royal 12 C XIX, f. 63

Basilisk and regulus from BL Royal 12 C XIX, f. 63

Miniature of a basilisk and two victims of its murderous gaze, a man and a ermine or ferret, and a miniature of a regulus. Image taken from f. 63 of Bestiary, and various theological texts, e.g., Isidore of Sev... More

Sheep and ewes from BL Royal 12 F XIII, f. 35

Sheep and ewes from BL Royal 12 F XIII, f. 35

Detail of a miniature of sheep and ewes. Image taken from f. 35 of Bestiary (ff. 3-141), Lapidary (ff. 141v-149). Written in Latin and French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the Royal Collec... More

Mermaid from BL Sloane 3544, f. 28v

Mermaid from BL Sloane 3544, f. 28v

Detail of a miniatures of men in a boat, and a mermaid holding fish. Image taken from f. 28v of Bestiary. Written in Latin. Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753) was a physician and naturalist who played a crucial role ... More

Vegetable lamb (Lee, 1887)
Gks16330008v - Public domain document scan of drawing

Gks16330008v - Public domain document scan of drawing

The Latin guide to animal life Bestiarius in a manuscript that is illustrated with more than 100 washed drawings, among which a mermaid.

Gks16330053v - Public domain scenic drawing

Gks16330053v - Public domain scenic drawing

The Latin guide to animal life Bestiarius in a manuscript that is illustrated with more than 100 washed drawings, among which a mermaid.

Beavers from BL Harley 4751, f. 9v

Beavers from BL Harley 4751, f. 9v

Detail of a miniature of beavers (Castor) with hunters, illustrating the text that the beavers' testicles had healing properties, and that the animals would bite them off in order to escape capture. Image taken... More

Caladrius from BL Harley 4751, f. 40

Caladrius from BL Harley 4751, f. 40

Detail of a miniature of a caladrius perching at the bedside of a king, illustrating the text that states that the bird has the power to foretell whether an ill patient will live or die. If the bird turns its... More

Mice and worms from BL Royal 12 C XIX, f. 23v

Mice and worms from BL Royal 12 C XIX, f. 23v

Detail of a miniature of mice and worms. Image taken from f. 23v of Bestiary, and various theological texts, e.g., Isidore of Seville, Imago Mundi. Written in Latin. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also kn... More

Hedgehogs from BL Royal 12 F XIII, f. 45

Hedgehogs from BL Royal 12 F XIII, f. 45

Detail of a miniature of hedgehogs rolling on grapes to impale them on their spines. Image taken from f. 45 of Bestiary (ff. 3-141), Lapidary (ff. 141v-149). Written in Latin and French. The BL Royal Manuscrip... More

Plants from BL Harley 1585, ff. 34v-35

Plants from BL Harley 1585, ff. 34v-35

Miniatures of plants. Image taken from ff. 34v-35 of Medical miscellany of a pharmacopeial compilation, including a herbal and bestiary illustrating the pharmocopeial properties of animals (see Notes). Written ... More

Unicorn from BL Royal 12 F XIII, f. 21

Unicorn from BL Royal 12 F XIII, f. 21

Detail of a miniature of a unicorn. Image taken from f. 21 of Bestiary (ff. 3-141), Lapidary (ff. 141v-149). Written in Latin and French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the Royal Collection,... More

Tiger from BL Sloane 3544, f. 2

Tiger from BL Sloane 3544, f. 2

Miniature of a tiger. Image taken from f. 2 of Bestiary. Written in Latin. Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753) was a physician and naturalist who played a crucial role in the development of British museums and librari... More

Asp from BL Royal 12 C XIX, f. 66

Asp from BL Royal 12 C XIX, f. 66

Text page relating to the asp. Image taken from f. 66 of Bestiary, and various theological texts, e.g., Isidore of Seville, Imago Mundi. Written in Latin. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the ... More

Bees from BL Royal 12 C XIX, f. 45

Bees from BL Royal 12 C XIX, f. 45

Detail of a miniature of bees returning to their hive. Image taken from f. 45 of Bestiary, and various theological texts, e.g., Isidore of Seville, Imago Mundi. Written in Latin. The BL Royal Manuscript Collec... More

Tiger from BL Royal 12 F XIII, f. 6v

Tiger from BL Royal 12 F XIII, f. 6v

Detail of a miniature of a man capturing a tiger cub by leaving a mirror to distract its mother. Image taken from f. 6v of Bestiary (ff. 3-141), Lapidary (ff. 141v-149). Written in Latin and French. The BL Roy... More

Caladrius bird from BL Sloane 3544, f. 24

Caladrius bird from BL Sloane 3544, f. 24

Miniature of a man in bed with a caladrius bird on his chest. Image taken from f. 24 of Bestiary. Written in Latin. Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753) was a physician and naturalist who played a crucial role in the d... More

Crocodile from BL Royal 12 F XIII, f. 24

Crocodile from BL Royal 12 F XIII, f. 24

Detail of a miniature of a crocodile. Image taken from f. 24 of Bestiary (ff. 3-141), Lapidary (ff. 141v-149). Written in Latin and French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the Royal Collectio... More

MS Ashmole 1511 - Public domain dedication image

MS Ashmole 1511 - Public domain dedication image

Collection of medieval manuscript pages from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

Gks16330051v - Public domain document scan of drawing

Gks16330051v - Public domain document scan of drawing

The Latin guide to animal life Bestiarius in a manuscript that is illustrated with more than 100 washed drawings, among which a mermaid.

Gks16330067v - Public domain  drawing

Gks16330067v - Public domain drawing

The Latin guide to animal life Bestiarius in a manuscript that is illustrated with more than 100 washed drawings, among which a mermaid.

Gks16330104v - Public domain document scan of drawing

Gks16330104v - Public domain document scan of drawing

The Latin guide to animal life Bestiarius in a manuscript that is illustrated with more than 100 washed drawings, among which a mermaid.

Gks16330135v - Public domain document scan of drawing

Gks16330135v - Public domain document scan of drawing

The Latin guide to animal life Bestiarius in a manuscript that is illustrated with more than 100 washed drawings, among which a mermaid.

Gks16330141v - Public domain document scan of drawing

Gks16330141v - Public domain document scan of drawing

The Latin guide to animal life Bestiarius in a manuscript that is illustrated with more than 100 washed drawings, among which a mermaid.

Horses from BL Harley 4751, f. 27

Horses from BL Harley 4751, f. 27

Miniature of three horses. Image taken from f. 27 of Bestiary, with extracts from Giraldus Cambrensis on Irish birds. Written in Latin. The "BL Harley Manuscript" refers to a collection of medieval manuscripts... More

Sheep from BL Sloane 3544, f. 16

Sheep from BL Sloane 3544, f. 16

Detail of a miniature of sheep. Image taken from f. 16 of Bestiary. Written in Latin. Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753) was a physician and naturalist who played a crucial role in the development of British museums ... More

Wolf from BL Royal 12 C XIX, f. 19

Wolf from BL Royal 12 C XIX, f. 19

Detail of a miniature of a wolf approaching a sheepfold. Image taken from f. 19 of Bestiary, and various theological texts, e.g., Isidore of Seville, Imago Mundi. Written in Latin. The BL Royal Manuscript Coll... More

Fox from BL Royal 12 F XIII, f. 26v

Fox from BL Royal 12 F XIII, f. 26v

Detail of a miniature of birds and a fox pretending to be dead, in the upper register, and a fox with a bird in its mouth, in the lower register. Image taken from f. 26v of Bestiary (ff. 3-141), Lapidary (ff. 1... More

Man spearing a snake from BL Harley 1585, f. 26

Man spearing a snake from BL Harley 1585, f. 26

Miniatures of a plant and a man spearing a snake. Image taken from f. 26 of Medical miscellany of a pharmacopeial compilation, including a herbal and bestiary illustrating the pharmocopeial properties of animal... More

Morgan M.81, f.036v-aper - Public domain dedication image

Morgan M.81, f.036v-aper - Public domain dedication image

Boar (Latin: aper) from a Latin bestiary (Worksop Bestiary, Morgan Library M.81, fol. 36v)

Morgan M.81, f.039rv-eale - Public domain dedication image

Morgan M.81, f.039rv-eale - Public domain dedication image

A yale, or "eale" with the text on reverse side, from a Latin bestiary (Worksop Bestiary, Morgan Library M.81, fol. 39r–39v)

Merman - A drawing of a man with a bird on his head

Merman - A drawing of a man with a bird on his head

A relatively benign merman complete with scales caught in the Baltic Sea in 1531 according to Johann Zahn's sources. In: "Specula physico- mathematico-historica notabilium ac mirabilium sciendorum" by Johann Za... More

Gks16330001v - Public domain document scan of drawing

Gks16330001v - Public domain document scan of drawing

The Latin guide to animal life Bestiarius in a manuscript that is illustrated with more than 100 washed drawings, among which a mermaid.

Gks16330020v - Public domain scan / drawing

Gks16330020v - Public domain scan / drawing

The Latin guide to animal life Bestiarius in a manuscript that is illustrated with more than 100 washed drawings, among which a mermaid.

Gks16330027v - Public domain document scan of drawing

Gks16330027v - Public domain document scan of drawing

The Latin guide to animal life Bestiarius in a manuscript that is illustrated with more than 100 washed drawings, among which a mermaid.

Gks16330038v - Public domain document scan of drawing

Gks16330038v - Public domain document scan of drawing

The Latin guide to animal life Bestiarius in a manuscript that is illustrated with more than 100 washed drawings, among which a mermaid.

Gks16330045v - Public domain document scan of drawing

Gks16330045v - Public domain document scan of drawing

The Latin guide to animal life Bestiarius in a manuscript that is illustrated with more than 100 washed drawings, among which a mermaid.

Gks16330076v - Public domain document scan of drawing

Gks16330076v - Public domain document scan of drawing

The Latin guide to animal life Bestiarius in a manuscript that is illustrated with more than 100 washed drawings, among which a mermaid.

80-Oxford 1511 - Pellicano - Public domain dedication image

80-Oxford 1511 - Pellicano - Public domain dedication image

Bodleian Library, MS. Ashmole 1511, The Ashmole Bestiary, Folio 21r : Pellicano and ', England (Peterborough?), Early 13th century.

"Hawk on Perch", Folio from a Bestiary and Herbal

"Hawk on Perch", Folio from a Bestiary and Herbal

Public domain photo of a golden object, Iran, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Siren from BL Harley 4751, f. 47v

Siren from BL Harley 4751, f. 47v

Detail of a miniature of the siren (Syrene) or mermaid who holds a fish, and the prow of a boat with two men in it, one rowing. Image taken from f. 47v of Bestiary, with extracts from Giraldus Cambrensis on Iri... More

Vipers from BL Harley 4751, f. 60

Vipers from BL Harley 4751, f. 60

Miniature of a viper, birthing its babies through its side. Image taken from f. 60 of Bestiary, with extracts from Giraldus Cambrensis on Irish birds. Written in Latin. The "BL Harley Manuscript" refers to a c... More

Dragon and elephant from BL Harley 4751, f. 58v

Dragon and elephant from BL Harley 4751, f. 58v

Detail of a miniature of a dragon attacking an elephant. Image taken from f. 58v of Bestiary, with extracts from Giraldus Cambrensis on Irish birds. Written in Latin. The "BL Harley Manuscript" refers to a col... More

Basilisk from BL Royal 12 C XIX, f. 63

Basilisk from BL Royal 12 C XIX, f. 63

Detail of a miniature of a basilisk and two victims of its murderous gaze, a man and a ermine or ferret. Image taken from f. 63 of Bestiary, and various theological texts, e.g., Isidore of Seville, Imago Mundi.... More

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