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Pourtraict du Succarath

About This Item

Title

Pourtraict du Succarath

Subject

Book Illustrations

Description

Title taken from caption of woodcut.
Woodcut shows a mythical beast known as a Succarath. The Succarath was a mythical West Indies monster. When threatened, its young would jump on its back, and it would shield them with its large tail. Once the young were on its back, the Succarath would run away from danger.

Creator

Paré, Ambroise, 1510?-1590

Publisher

Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Date

1614

Language

French

Type

StillImage

Identifier

ZEa_9f.62

Original Format

1 print : woodcut

Physical Dimensions

10 x 12cm

Citation

Paré, Ambroise, 1510?-1590, “Pourtraict du Succarath,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed September 20, 2021, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/3023.