Auction 97, Lot 531

"[Lot of 2] Tab VI and Tab VII", Vesalius, Andreas

Subject: Anatomy

Period: 1705 (published)

Publication: Andrae Vesalii Bruxellensis-Zergliederung Des Menschlichen Corpers…

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. Both plates are muscular views, one frontal and the other of the posterior. German text on verso.


Condition: B

Very strong impressions with a bit of expert repair of tears in the margins. Tab VI is trimmed at top probably as issued.

Estimate: $800 - $900

Sold for: $600

Closed on 12/5/2001