Les observation de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables, trouuées en Grece, Asie, Iudée, Egypte, Arabie, et autres pays estranges redigées en trois liures. Belon. Page 97. Illustration of an "Ichneumon", a breed of rat found in Egypt.

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Les observation de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables, trouuées en Grece, Asie, Iudée, Egypte, Arabie, et autres pays estranges redigées en trois liures. Belon. Page 97. Illustration of an "Ichneumon", a breed of rat found in Egypt.

Subject

Middle East -- Description and Travel

Description

This illustration depicts the Egyptian breed of rat named "Ichneumon". Note that Belon mentions the nickname given to the animal by the Egyptians: "rat de Pharaon" or the Pharaoh's rat. Belon also indicates that, interestingly, this animal has become a household pet for people living in Alexandria.

Creator

Belon, Pierre (1517-1565)

Publisher

Tufts University. Tisch Library.
Paris: Guillaume Cauellat

Date

1553

Format

Image/jpeg

Language

Fre

Type

Image

Coverage

1553

Files

IMG_6612.jpg

Citation

Belon, Pierre (1517-1565) , “Les observation de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables, trouuées en Grece, Asie, Iudée, Egypte, Arabie, et autres pays estranges redigées en trois liures. Belon. Page 97. Illustration of an "Ichneumon", a breed of rat found in Egypt.
,” Tufts Libraries Omeka, accessed December 4, 2022, https://omeka.library.tufts.edu/items/show/843.