I reproduce here a comment from Jose Serrano about what he suggests is a pangolin on f80v because I feel that it is worth highlighting.
However, Jose seems to offer insights which I have not seen before, so below is his post, for your comments.
There are records of the use of the pangolin for medicine. See an article here which talks about its use in Africa, and also says that:
Some group of people in East India utilised the scales for rheumatism and labour pain. The Chinese used the scales for preparations to neutralise witchcraft and evil spirits and to cure sores…..
(Source: Traditional-medical knowledge and perception of pangolins (manis sps) among the awori people, Southwestern Nigeria Durojaye A Soewu and Temilolu A Adekanola, J Ethnobiol Ethnomed. 2011; 7: 25. )
Please review PDF attached here:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B31-3BFULytDdEd5R21PdnBWUzA/view?usp=sharing
These are just some ideas and guesses derived from the manuscript itself and from viewing the text as a collection of sigils, which I compared by using Getting’s Dictionary of the Occult, Hermetic and Alchemical Sigils. You can download the dictionary here for your reference:
All interpretations and guesses are by no means conclusive. These are just ideas or different angles of observation based on sigils, logic and observation.
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