'Figure du Camphur' Anonymous
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'Figure du Camphur'
Figure of the Camphur, a mythological beast resembling the unicorn, with a single horn and mane. The creature is amphibious, with hoofed front legs and webbed rear ones. Set in a landscape that includes a castle on a hill and a pair of human figures, The camphur is shown with fish on the ground around it, presumably to indicate its supposed diet. . Illustration from Discours d'Ambroise Pare ... a scavoir, de la mumie, de la licorne, des venins, et de la peste, avec une table des plus notables matieres contenues esdit discours (Gabriel Buon, Paris, 1582), f.20. Ambroise ParÃš (c.1510-1590) was a French barber-surgeon and anatomist who served several Kings of France.
Original: woodcut engraving. 1582
- Image reference: RS-10127
- The Royal Society
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