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4 Antique Medical Prints-BODY-INTESTINES-Vesalius-1725
- Corpus, human body, a set of four prints from the intestines, bowels Engraving / etching on verge type hand laid paper with watermark. Description: This old antique medical anatomy print originates from Andreas Vesalius collected works: "Opera omnia anatomica & chirurgica", edited by Ed. H. Boerhaave (1668-1738) & B.S. Albinus (1697-1770), Leiden, published by J. du Vivie and J. & H. Verbeek, 1725. This work is appreciated for its beauty and careful preparation in which the human figures which are placed in classical poses and landscapes, while the display of the structures are based on Vesalius' direct observations during five years of dissection at Padua. Its contemporary impact was enormous. It was almost instantly relegated to history and the way was open for the development of modern medicine. At this point we still carry most of the plates from this famous and exceedingly rare work. Each plate comes with the corresponding print index if applicable. Please inquire if you are looking for a specific themes not exhibited in our ebay shop or website.Artists and Engravers: Andreas Vesalius / van Wesel / Wezel (1514-1564) was a Belgian / Flemish anatomist, physician, and author of one of the most influential books on human anatomy, De humani corporis fabrica (On the Structure of the Human Body). Vesalius is often referred to as the founder of modern human anatomy. On Wikepedia you will find additional information. The plates are engraved by the Dutch draftsman and engraver Jan Wandelaar (1690-1759) after Jan Steven van Calcar (Jan Stephanus van Kalcker; Italian: Giovanni da Calcar; Latin: Joannes Stephanus Calcarensis) (c. 1499 - 1546), a Dutch-born Italian painter, pupil of Titian. Van Calcar is assumed to have been the illustrator of Vesalius's Fabrica. Condition: Fine; General age related toning; Partially irregular uncut paper edges as issued. Storage location: A60-02 The overall size is ca. 10.2 x 16.5 inch. The image size is ca. 8.1 x 13.6 inch. The overall size is ca. 26 x 42 cm. The image size is ca. 20.5 x 34.5 cm.
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