These drawings of sea monsters, taken from books written in Europe centuries ago, prove that you don't need CGI to create a seriously incredible creature.

These drawings of sea monsters, taken from books written in Europe centuries ago, prove that you don't need CGI to create a seriously incredible creature.

Crocodile, English Bestiary (Royal 12 F), author unknown, 13th century, housed at the British Library.

Crocodile, English Bestiary (Royal 12 F), author unknown, 13th century, housed at the British Library.

An Antelope with its Horns Entangled in a Bush, Bestiary ca. 1270

An Antelope with its Horns Entangled in a Bush, Bestiary ca. 1270

Dennis Busch (Dutch, b. 1971, Amstelveen, Netherlands, based Germany) - Eyes, 2015   Collage

Dennis Busch (Dutch, b. 1971, Amstelveen, Netherlands, based Germany) - Eyes, 2015 Collage

This sea pig, which was compared to heretics that distorted truth and lived like swine, lived in the North Sea on Olaus Magnus’s 1539 Carta Marina, a lushly illustrated map that inspired many after it.

The Enchanting Sea Monsters on Medieval Maps

This sea pig, which was compared to heretics that distorted truth and lived like swine, lived in the North Sea on Olaus Magnus’s 1539 Carta Marina, a lushly illustrated map that inspired many after it.

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