Unicorns: Early Scientific Illustrations of A Mythical Creature
Unicorns: we love them! So did early scientists and their illustrators. These drawings – dated from the 15th to the 18th centuries – are examples of how myth and science were inextricably linked before more stringent research standards were imposed on Europe’s scientists. This made for some very detailed renderings of the elusive quadruped. But the search certainly did not stop there. This guy still believes. In 2009, The Guardian thought it was an argument worth investigating. Are you a believer?
All images from Strange Science.
- Erin Saunders