MS M.461, fols. 3v–4r

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Livre des merveilles du monde

France, probably Angers
ca. 1460
281 x 220 mm

Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913) in 1911

MS M.461, fols. 3v–4r


This image focuses on the animals of Africa, real and imagined, including a lion, elephant, unicorn, and basilisk. Also featured are a pair of shepherds and members of a tribe that exposes their infants to poisonous lizards to develop their immunity.