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Medieval Maps – Images of Sea Monsters and Beasts

Between the 10th and 17th centuries, cartographers would add detailed hand drawings to their maps. Many of these were monstrous sea creatures and mythical beasts. The adornments were to illustrate unexplored regions of the globe, speculate about the mysteries that could be found there and warn people about the possible dangers of seafaring. The maps,… Continue reading Medieval Maps – Images of Sea Monsters and Beasts