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Unicorn attacking a cow and leopard attacking a sheep, study of animals, by Leonardo da Vinci, drawing

Unicorn attacking a cow and leopard attacking a sheep, study of animals, by Leonardo da Vinci, drawing

Alchemical Emblems, Occult Diagrams, and Memory Arts: Alchemical Caves

Alchemy woodcut illustration - Pinned by The Mystic's Emporium on Etsy

Pedacio Dioscorides anazarbeo, Acerca de la materia medicinal y de los venenos mortiferos. Dioscórides — Libro — 1555

Pedacio Dioscorides anazarbeo, Acerca de la materia medicinal y de los venenos mortiferos. Dioscórides — Libro — 1555

Bestiari Medieval: Unicorn Gallery

Medieval Bestiary : The Bestiary of Anne Walshe. The girl who has just betrayed the unicorn seems to show remorse (Figure

Rhino & Unicorn - Natural History 1794 / Copperplate engraving from Natural History 1794.  The unicorn is described as a real animal - mixing myth and fact.

Rhino & Unicorn - Natural History 1794 / Copperplate engraving from Natural History The unicorn is described as a real animal - mixing myth and fact.

Selections from 'The Drake Manuscript'   I found this posting to have some items of a Cryptozoological interest. I did not include all the text or photos from the origial site but enough to give the general degree of accuracy and the flavour of the original document, and the most important entry last:    http://thenonist.com/index.php/thenonist/permalink/histoire_naturelle_des_indes/

I found this posting to have some items of a Cryptozoological interest. I did not include all the text or photos from the origial site but e.

Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire des insectes. Sur les chenilles et sur les papillons / . Par M. de Réaumur,...

Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire des insectes. Sur les chenilles et sur les papillons / . Par M. de Réaumur,...

Aberdeen Bestiary,  f63 Text: Bees make honey and skilful hives. Illustration: The bees, all identical in appearance, zoom into their hives in three orderly rows. The design emphasises their collective labours and orderliness. The bees look like a combination of hand grenades and shuttlecocks. They should have a head, thorax and abdomen, and four wings. The skeps or bee hives of coiled straw are accurate except for their fanciful colour.

Folio 63r - the eagle, continued. De apibus; Of bees

Ornithologiae hoc est De auibus historiae libri 12.... | Aldrovandi, Ulisse

Ornithologiae hoc est De auibus historiae libri 12.... | Aldrovandi, Ulisse

Folio 5r of the Arabic version of Dioscorides De Materia Medica

Folio of the Arabic version of Dioscorides De Materia Medica

TUDOR BESTIARY, 1520, Harts. A  bone, a feather, animal scratching itself. A bird.’ From an herbal and bestiary known as “The Tudor Pattern Book,” published in East Anglia c.1520-30 via Bodleian MS. Ashmole 1504 - Oxford University Luna servlet

A bone, a feather, animal scratching itself.’ From an herbal and bestiary known as “The Tudor Pattern Book,” published in East Anglia via Bodleian MS.

Pedacio Dioscorides anazarbeo, Acerca de la materia medicinal y de los venenos mortiferos. Dioscórides — Libro — 1555

Pedacio Dioscorides anazarbeo, Acerca de la materia medicinal y de los venenos mortiferos. Dioscórides — Libro — 1555

'Hairy man and Wild man', illustration from 'Physica Curiosa' by Gaspar Schott

'Hairy man and Wild man', illustration from 'Physica Curiosa' by Gaspar Schott (engraving) (photo)

Angel with a Banderole Claude Mellan (French, Abbeville 1598–1688 Paris) Medium: Etching; first state of three

Angel with a Banderole Claude Mellan (French, Abbeville Paris) Medium: Etching;

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