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Figure du Camphur, animal amphibie

About This Item

Title

Figure du Camphur, animal amphibie

Subject

Antidotes
Book Illustrations

Description

Title taken from caption of woodcut.
Image of an amphibious unicorn known as a Camphur. The Camphur lives on fish and uses its back legs to swim. Its horn is believed to be an antidote for poisons.

Creator

Paré, Ambroise, 1510?-1590

Publisher

Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Date

1614

Language

French

Type

StillImage

Identifier

ZEa_9f.796

Spatial Coverage

Ethiopia

Original Format

1 print : woodcut

Physical Dimensions

14 x 17 cm

Citation

Paré, Ambroise, 1510?-1590, “Figure du Camphur, animal amphibie,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed April 23, 2024, https://cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/3048.