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Allegorical figure of a woman with many breasts who is surrounded by European and native people. Includes sun, moon, people covered in tattoos, fur or feathers, animals such as dog, mule, monkey, devil or spirit, angel, men dressed as jurors or judges, and tent. An explanation of the frontispiece is provided on the opposite page.
J. B. (John Bulwer), fl. 1648-1654
Anthropometamorphosis: man transform'd: or, The artificiall changling historically presented ... fashioning and altering their bodies from the mould intended by nature ...
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Printed by William Hunt
Bulwer, a pioneer in the education of the deaf, writes here about cosmetic alterations of the human body and makes comparisons between contemporary fashions and those of savage and exotic people.
Emblems (Allegorical pictures)
Acquired in 2006.
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©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
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