Science Art: Plate 721: Mus minor, Souris; Mus major, Rat from … well, ostensibly Description, vertus et usages de sept cents dix-neuf plantes…,

MusMinorSouris_vertus et usages de sept cents dix-neuf plantes

Rodents, as appearing in a book of medicinal herbs (619 of them?) by Etienne-Francois Geoffroy and Francois Alexandre de Garsault.

Or so BioDiv Library would have us believe. Leafing through the pages of the botanical guide, all one can see are (as you might expect) plants. So where did these animals come from? Something from the same time period, at any rate. Possibly the same publisher. Maybe even the same illustrator.