The gauntlet was thrown & the challenge was accepted.
A few days ago Erik Kwakkel posted a fascinating bilingual map from Heinrich Bünting, Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae (1581) featuring America and a sea monster.  (See the original post with the entire map).
Then the gauntlet was thrown:

 CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!
By the way let me know if Google returned me the correct answer for “sea monster in German.”
Enjoy.

*edit * - This discussion of what term is best to use.  Any thoughts?  It looks like I may need to edit to Das Seeungeheuer. 
(Did you think you’d be involved in a discussion of 16th c German words for sea monster today?  Special Collections - always the unexpected.)

The gauntlet was thrown & the challenge was accepted.

A few days ago Erik Kwakkel posted a fascinating bilingual map from Heinrich Bünting, Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae (1581) featuring America and a sea monster.  (See the original post with the entire map).

Then the gauntlet was thrown:

image

 CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!

By the way let me know if Google returned me the correct answer for “sea monster in German.”

Enjoy.

*edit * - This discussion of what term is best to use.  Any thoughts?  It looks like I may need to edit to Das Seeungeheuer. 

(Did you think you’d be involved in a discussion of 16th c German words for sea monster today?  Special Collections - always the unexpected.)

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