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Grimmelshausen - Simplicissimus Cover page with "Baldanders" [1669]

This fabulous beast seems to be a hybrid between a devil (horns on his head & one hoofed leg) and a bird-fish-siren or a bird-fish-triton respectively.

It is called "Bald-anders" which means "Soon-changed".

 

Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen

Cover page of Der abenteuerliche Simplicissimus teutsch

[1669]

Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel

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