Inuit boy with narwhal tusk. Maynard Owen Williams/National Geographic Creative

Inuit boy with narwhal tusk. Maynard Owen Williams/National Geographic Creative

Chet Van Duzer has spent a lot of time hunting sea monsters. Combing through centuries-old maps in libraries and museums around the world, he's found and studied scores of strange creatures. His new book explores how medieval and Renaissance cartographers drew on myths, literature, and the scientific knowledge of the time to create these beasts.

Hunting Giant Octopuses, Flying Turtles, and Other Ancient Sea Monsters

Chet Van Duzer has spent a lot of time hunting sea monsters. Combing through centuries-old maps in libraries and museums around the world, he's found and studied scores of strange creatures. His new book explores how medieval and Renaissance cartographers drew on myths, literature, and the scientific knowledge of the time to create these beasts.

Salvador Dali with a "Jenny Haniver"    http://41.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3swyrRfTP1qfji7do1_500.jpg

Salvador Dali with a "Jenny Haniver" http://41.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3swyrRfTP1qfji7do1_500.jpg

Apparently a merman/carnivore of sorts combination. The feet look dangerous. In: "Specula physico-mathematico-historica ...." by Johann Zahn.1696 Library Call Number Q155 .Z33 1696   NOAA Photo Library Image - libr0080

Apparently a merman/carnivore of sorts combination. The feet look dangerous. In: "Specula physico-mathematico-historica ...." by Johann Zahn.1696 Library Call Number Q155 .Z33 1696 NOAA Photo Library Image - libr0080

#Jenny #Anvers #Anivers. A small dried ray in the form of a sea monster

#Jenny #Anvers #Anivers. A small dried ray in the form of a sea monster

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