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Codex Claustroneoburgensis 125

Bears and a Dragon in the sky! Unfortunately, Draco looks more like a snake with prominent ears. Astronomical animalia from Stift Klosterneuburg (Austria), Codex Claustroneoburgensis 125 : HMML Color Microfilms

Wellcome Library, London. Ms Persian 373, detail of f. 11v *constellation of Draco”. c. late 17th/early 18th century

Constellation of Draco from Persian Manuscript Asian Collection, Wellcome Library, London, MS Persian 373

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Ottoman dental book showing molars infected with toothworms. As early as Babylonian times and lasting well into the 18 century, it was thought that a toothache was caused by worms. The theory was disproved by Jacob Christian Schaffer in Tooth worms?

The Alphonso Psalter, c 1284-1316, England (Anglo-French) (British Library, Add MS 24686 f. 12r)

The Alphonso Psalter - folio A Stag fighting a magnificent winged Dragon - on the back of another Dragon! Sometimes known as the Tenison Psalter. Origin is likely Westminster or London, England - Dated to Add MS 24686

Detail of a miniature of a human-headed satanic dragon, representing the papacy of Urban VI whose election was contested and resulted in the appointment of the anti-pope Clement VII, from Joachim de Fiore’s Vaticinia de Pontificibus, Italy (Florence), 2nd quarter of the 15th century, Harley MS 1340, f. 8r

Human-headed satanic dragon (detail from a miniature) representing the papacy of Urban VI whose election was contested and resulted in the appointment of the anti-pope Clement VII. From Joachim de Fiore’s Vaticinia de Pontificibus, Florence, Italy,

Topsell's The History of Four-Footed Beasts and Serpents Woodcuts by D Services, via Flickr

University of Houston Digital Library: Topsell's The History of Four-footed Beasts and Serpents Woodcuts: Winged Dragon

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