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�The Mantichora�, 1607.

ENGLAND - JULY 15: Woodcut of the mythical manticore. 'This beast or Monster_is bred amongst the Indians, having a treble row of teeth beneath and above, whose greatness, roughness, and feet are like a Lyons, his face and ears a like a mans, his eyes gray, and colour red, his tail like the tail of a scorpion, of the earth, armed with a sting, casting forth sharp pointed quills_his appetite is especially to the flesh of men.' Woodcut from 'The Historie of foure-footed beastes' by Edward Topsell (1572-1625?) published in London in 1607. Topsell's main source was 'Historiae animalium' by Conrad Gesner (1516-1565) published in 1551. Topsell's work summarized all real and mythical zoological knowledge collected since antiquity. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)
ENGLAND - JULY 15: Woodcut of the mythical manticore. 'This beast or Monster_is bred amongst the Indians, having a treble row of teeth beneath and above, whose greatness, roughness, and feet are like a Lyons, his face and ears a like a mans, his eyes gray, and colour red, his tail like the tail of a scorpion, of the earth, armed with a sting, casting forth sharp pointed quills_his appetite is especially to the flesh of men.' Woodcut from 'The Historie of foure-footed beastes' by Edward Topsell (1572-1625?) published in London in 1607. Topsell's main source was 'Historiae animalium' by Conrad Gesner (1516-1565) published in 1551. Topsell's work summarized all real and mythical zoological knowledge collected since antiquity. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)
�The Mantichora�, 1607.
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January 02, 1754
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