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    Folio from a Mu'nis al-Abrar fi Deqa'iq al-Ash'ar (Free Man's Guide to the Subtleties of Poetry) by Badr al-Din Jajarmi (d. 1287); The Zodiac Constellation of Pisces, the moon, and two registers of birds; reverse: text: verses of poem 1341 Il-Khanid period Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper H: 10.3 W: 12.6 cm Shiraz, Iran

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A Brazilian capybara eating a banana. From “Relation du Voyage, fait en 1695, 1696 & 1697, aux Côtes d’Afrique”. François Froger. (Paris, 1699).

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Mila Lippmann-Pawlowski. From Schmetterlingszauber. Anny Kohler. 1950

Folio 187b from Zakarīyā' ibn Muḥammad al-Qazwīnī's Ajā'ib al-makhlūqāt (1283/682).

Ernst Haecke. From Kunstformen der Natur, (Art Forms in Nature) 1904

Ernst Haeckel. “Anthomedusae”. from Kunstformen der Natur, 1904

Denise Poncher before a Vision of Death, Master of the Chronique scandaleuse. From Les Heures Poncher. France. 1500

Jules Cloquet. from Manuel d’Anatomie Descriptive du Corps Humain. 1825

John James Audubon. Birds of America. 1827-1838. Copperplate engraving, colored by hand.

Paul Flanderky. Crinoids, sea urchin (cidaridae), and Brittle star. from Brehms Tierleben (Brehm’s Animal Life) Volume One. Alfred Edmund Brehm, Leipzig & Vienna, 1918.

The Splendor Solis. Alchemical manuscript. German. 1532-35

Le Livre de Boece de Consolacion [anonymous]. Bourges, France. 1477.

Mandragora (Mandrake). From the Tacuinum Sanitatis.1474.

Blexbolex. No Man's Land: A Meditation on Mortality and Self-Delusion

'This is Leviathan'- Hebrew Manuscript. France 1277-86.

Robert Anning Bell. The Golden Goose. Household Tales by Brothers Grimm. 1906

Gospel of Matthew from the Lindisfarne Gospels 700 AD . Northumberland, England. Presumed to be work of Eadrith, a monk at Lindisfarne monastery.

Book of Kells. 8th-9th century. Ireland

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Schau-Platz des Todes oder Todten-Tanz, 1736

Monkey Playing the Bagpipes. Detail from The Isabella Breviary. Bruges. 1488-1497

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