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(1555) [MARC] [MARC] Author: Olaus Magnus
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734        DE PISCIB. MONSTRO.


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De horrilibus Monstris littorum Norvegiæ.


CAP. V.


Bestiæ horribiles in littore Norvegiæ.                                         SVNT monstrosi pisces in littoribus, seu mari Norvagico,
                                        inusitati nominis(licet reputentur de genere cetorum)
                                        qui immanitatem suam primo aspectu ostendunt, horroremque
                                        intuentibus incutiunt, tum in formidinem diutius
                                        conspicientes pariter & stuporem vertunt. Horribilis
Piscium capita quadrata & spinosa.                                         etenim formæ sunt, capitibus quadratis, vndique spinosis,
                                        & acutis, ac longis cornibus circundatis, instar radicis
                                        arboris extirpatæ: decem, aut duodecim cubitorum longitudine,
                                        colore nigerrimo, prægrandibus oculis: quorum
Pupilla vni’ oculi cubiti mensuram habet. ambitus VIII. vel X. cubitos excedit: pupilla vero vnius cubiti, rubeum
& flammeum colorem referens, qui a longe in tenebrosis temporibus inter vndas,
veluti ignis accensus, piscantibus apparet: pilos, vt anserinas pennas, spissos & longos,
Pili grossi vt pennæ anserinæ. in modum dependentis barbæ: reliquum vero corpus ad magnitudinem capitis
( quod quadratum est) valde pusillum, cum vltra XIIII. vel XV. cubitos in
longitudine minimem habeat. Vna harum beluarum plures naves & grandes, fortissimis
nautis consertas, facilime subvertit, aut mergit. Huic admirandx novitati idoncum
Epistola Archiepiscopi Nidrosiensis Erici Falchendorff, missa Leoni 10. cumr capite mostrosæ beluæ. testimonium perhibet longa, ac clarissima epistola Erici Falchendorff, Archiepiscopi
Nidrosiensis Ecclesiæ(quæ totius regni Norvegiæ metropolis est) Leoni
X. circa annos salutis M. D. XX. transmissa: cvi epistolæ annexum erat alterius
cujusdam monstri horrendum caput, sale conditum. Meminit etiam Plin. lib. IX.
cap. XXXIII. pectinum vngues in tenebris etiam ore mandentium mire lucere,
& dactylorum: de quibus eodem lib. cap. LXI. Totum igitur caput hujus beluæ,
cornibus instar durissimi corii circumdatum, valde grave est, quia natura sic sorte
Belua capitis grasvitate facilius in aquam mergitur. instituit, vt citius mergatur: nec alibi major naturæ lasciuia: lusit
enim in cornibus ac armis animalium, vt Plin. lib. XI. cap.
XXXVII. tcstatur, & Perottus in lib. quem
Cornucopiæ intitulavit.


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