"Das Their Rhinoceros genannt", Munster, Sebastian
Period: 1578 (published)
Color: Hand Color
6 x 4 inches
15.2 x 10.2 cm
This unusual woodblock is from a German edition of Munster's monumental history of the world. It is a rather fanciful, and at the same time a surprisingly accurate depiction of a rhinoceros. On verso is another illustration of soldiers riding an elephant. On a full sheet (8.2" x 13.2") with text below.
Lightly toned with some minor damp stains in blank margins.