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Title:: Leaf with a Sea Monster Devouring a Man Year:: 1544
Artist: Anonymous After:  
Medium: woodcut Provenance:
Period: German 16th Century School/Style:
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271
164
Price: $350.00
Description: The full leaf with the cut of the Sea Monster and one of the Royal arms of Norway (crowned lion holding an axe) rector,verso another seal of a crowned lion, on laid paper with apparently old hand coloring in watercolor and gouache. The sea monster is identified as a walfisch (whale), which it does not resemble. The text deals with Norway and the area. M√ľnster's Cosmographia, the earliest German description of the world was the most popular book of the 16th century, going into about 100 editions. This leaf would appear to be from the German edition of 1598.