Animals in Art: Sea Monsters

The Lair of the Sea Serpent by Elihu Vedder, 1864

From the book Extinct Monsters by Henry Neville Hutchinson with illustrations by J. Smit and others, 1896

S.O.S. by Evelyn De Morgan, 1914-1916

Various sea monsters from the book Icones Animalium by Conrad Gesner, 1560

Sea serpent images from the book Mythical Monsters by Charles Gould, 1886

Sea serpent reported by Hans Egede, Bishop of Greenland, in 1734. From the book The Search for the Giant Squid by R. Ellis, 1998. (Compare with the images directly above and below, drawn from the same account.)

Unknown artist’s interpretation of the Hans Egede sighting.

Portion of Giacomo Gastaldi’s 1563 map of Africa, from the book Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps by Chet Van Duzer, 2013
Excerpt from the book Hunting Monsters by Darren Naish, 2016


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