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The "Peruvian harpy": a harpy with two tails, horns, fangs, winged ears, and long wavy hair. Coloured etching.

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[between 1700 and 1799]
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Description

Shepherds are trying to scare away the monster from their flock in the background

Publication/Creation

Paris (Rue St. Jacques) : Ednauis et Rapilly, [between 1700 and 1799]

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; image 24.2 x 38.2 cm

Lettering

Harpie. Monstre vivant qui a été pris sur le bords du Lac de Fagua...

Publications note

Ingrid Faust, Zoologische Einblattdrucke und Flugschriften vor 1800, Stuttgart 1998-2003, vol. 5

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 39924i

Lettering note

Lettering continues in French describing provenance, looks, and food preferences of the monster as well as sightings

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Languages

  • French

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