Dario Neri, Castelli, 1929. Xilografia
The translated title of the book these Hydra/Cygnus illustrations come from is: 'Tables of the temple of the Muses: representing the virtues and vices of the most famous fables of antiquity' 1655 by Michel de Marolles & Jacques Favereau.
[source - many more engravings]
Engravings by Hans Ulrich Stampfer c.1555-1580.
“Roundel with strapwork and grotesque ornaments enclosing the central head of a demon.” (2nd version framed by arabesque bandwork)
Source: British Museum.
From the 7 Deadly Sins print series by Jakob Van der Heyden (~early 17th century) [source: British Museum]
: Invidia/ Gula (Envy and Gluttony) — “A half-cat, half-human creature on l, its left leg attached to its left shoulder, a lobster on its torso; on right a pig’s head sticking out from a barrel to which various types of meat on a pike are attached; landscape background.”
: Ira/ Pigritia (Wrath and Sloth) — “A cross between bear and horse wearing armour on l, a bee-hive on its head, piercing his chest with a spear; on right a human with a rabbit’s head and one hand replaced by a crab’s claw riding a tricycle; landscape background.”