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02. Scheuchzer's Swiss Dragon Public Deposited

Johann Jakob Scheuchzer published this image of a man encountering a dragon in Ouresiphoítes helveticus. The Zurich physician collected stories of Swiss dragons but considered them very dubious. From the late nineteenth century, however, this image was often reproduced to symbolize a superstition that was said to have preceded modern mountain climbers.

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