PARAPHERNALIA VOL.4

HIC SUNT DRACONES


Hic sunt dracones is a phrase used to refer to unexplored or dangerous territories, according to the medieval practice of placing sea serpents and other mythological creatures on maps of unknown areas.

This expression literally means, here are dragons. Many cartographic maps contain a large variety of references to mythical and real creatures, but the Lenox world map is especially known to contain this indication.










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