An example of a fossilized Ichthyosaurus, the second strong candidate as an explanation for the sea-serpent, beautifully drawn by George Scharf. Lithograph. 3¾ x 7½ inches. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

Photograph and text by Simon Cooke. You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link to this URL in a web document or cite it in a print one.

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Hawkins, Thomas. The Book of the Great Sea-Dragons, with lithographic illustrations drawn by George Scharf. London: Pickering, 1840.

Created 6 July 2021