Livre des merveilles du monde
France, probably Angers
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.