Sea Monsters Ahoy
I went to the aquarium yesterday and saw some lovely hippos, sharks, jellyfish, sea urchins, and other aquatic animals and fish. So in keeping with a watery theme, I'm profiling antique sea creature artwork today. Some of these drawings are a bit cryptozoological, but interesting examples of art at the time nonetheless.
The following images come from the website Strange Science: The Rocky Road to Modern Paleontology and Biology. These illustrations are mostly circa 1500s and 1600s.