Sea Monster B, 1585, Islandia

Collection: Map Imagery

Parent Map: Islandia

Title: Sea Monster B, 1585, Islandia

Date Produced: 1585

Date Published: 1602

Description: A fish, or whale, with a gaping mouth and two water spouts shooting from its head. The corresponding text on the verso calls the creature a "Roider" and describes it as being a hundred and thirty rods long with no teeth, and meat is good and nice to eat, with fat which is usful "to heal many evils".

Subjects: Sea monsters · Fishes · Whales · Imaginary creatures · Animals