"Das Their Rhinoceros genannt", Munster, Sebastian
Subject: Natural History, Animals
Period: 1578 (published)
Color: Black & White
10.5 x 6 inches
26.7 x 15.2 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 surprisingly accurate depiction of a rhinoceros. On verso is another illustration of soldiers riding an elephant.