Auction 97, Lot 530

"[Lot of 2]", Vesalius, Andreas

Subject: Anatomy

Period: 1705 (published)

Publication: Der Fabricae Humani Corporis…

Color: Black & White

10.8 x 17 inches
27.4 x 43.2 cm

Vesalius was a Flemish anatomist and physician widely considered the father of anatomy. In 1543 he published this famous work on anatomy, notable for its excellent descriptions and illustrations of the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. This document was a milestone in medical history and contained fine illustrations rendered by Jan van Calcar, a pupil of Titian. His empirical approach to anatomy made him the first to challenge Aristotle and Galen's naming the heart the seat of the soul. These plates are from the edition by Gottfried Amman, published in Augsburg, and printed by Andreas Maschenbaur, Dec 14, 1706. This pair depicts the male and female body. The verso of the male figure is a muscular/skeletal view. And on the verso of the female is German text.


Condition: B

Sharp impressions with a bit of foxing and some expert repairs.

Estimate: $800 - $900

Sold for: $500

Closed on 12/5/2001