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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Curious History, Monstrosities of Evolution These bizarre...

Italian naturalist Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522-1605) is considered the founder of modern Natural History.These bizarre illustrations are from his 1642 book, History of Monsters (Monstrorum Historia).

 His Storia Naturale, a 13 volume printed work, was conceived as the most complete description of the three kingdoms of nature - mineral, vegetable and animal - available at that time.
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