'Figure d'un Elephant' Anonymous
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'Figure d'un Elephant'
Figure of an elephant, viewed from the side. In discussing the elephant the author compares the tusks of elephants with the supposed horns of unicorns. 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 (chez Gabriel Buon, Paris, 1582), f.23. 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-10128
- The Royal Society
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