|注意：||Originally published: London : Sinclair-Stevenson, 1996.|
|描述：||574 p. ; 24 cm.|
A 16th Century Portuguese expedition to Africa to catch a rhinoceros for the pope. It is led by a mystic mercenary from the Baltic and its object is to gain the support of Pope Leo X for Portugal in its overseas wars with Spain, a rhinoceros being considered the ultimate gift for the man who has everything. By the author of Lampriere's Dictionary.