The “Turtle” of Iambulus

Here it is, the miraculous multi-legged animal described by Iambulus, appended to a French version of Leo Africanus, and copied probably by Thevet and unquestionably by Paré.

It’s even surrounded by severed limbs – but don’t worry, it’ll fix ‘em!

And, of course, Paré’s version. Spot the differences.

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