Monsters of half-man and half-swine, and half-man and half-cow

De Monstrorum Natura, Caussis, et Differentis, (Padua, 1634)
Author: LICETI, Fortunio (1577-1657) Artist: N/A

Licetis’ treatise on monsters has been called a masterpiece of credulity. It is a collection of everything which the imagination of both the ancients and the modern had been able to relate to human and animal monstrosities. The book includes fantastic creatures resulting from intercourse of humans with animals, obviously drawn from hearsay.

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