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Auction 99, Lot 563

"[Lot of 3 Engravings] Tab III [and] Tab IV [and] Tab V", Vesalius, Andreas

Subject: Anatomy

Period: 1706 (published)

Publication: Der Fabricae Humani Corporis…

Color: Black & White

11 x 17 inches
27.9 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. Each plate depicts the male body in a muscular/skeletal view.


Condition: B

A bit of minor soil.

Estimate: $900 - $1,200

Sold for: $450

Closed on 6/12/2002