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The Kircher Project
Kircher’s Encyclopedic Visions
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Engraving from Kircher's
Magpie (Medieval Bestiary)
An illumination from MS M.81 of the Morgan Library, featuring two magpies against a circular background.
This modern photograph depicts a European, or common, magpie.
A woodcut of a pica (magpie).
Vulture (Medieval Bestiary)
Depiction of vulture in The Physiologus by Epiphanius, a book of half-page copperplate illustrations of animals
Woodcut of a small, long-tailed monkey. The monkey is walking on all fours, has fur and and almost intelligent face.
Rhinocerotem by Albrecht Dürer
Dürer's woodcut image printed in 1515 based on a rhinoceros brought to Lisbon
Stork (British Library Catalog of Illuminated Manuscripts)
A stork, depicted with a snake in its beak.
Stork (Medieval Bestiary)
Image of a Stork from the book Koninklijke Bibliotheek, which is listed in The Medieval Bestiary.