'De humani corporis fabrica' by Vesalius, published Basel, Switerland, 1555

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1555 in Basel and Switzerland
artist:
Jan Steven van Calcar
printer:
Johannes Oporinus
author:
Andreas Vesalius

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'De humani corporis fabrica' by Vesalius, published Basel, Switerland, 1555
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Woodcut of Andreas Vesalius dissecting a cadaver, frontispiece of De Humani Corporis Fabrica (On the Fabric of the
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Book, Vesalius, De humani corporis fabrica, second edition, 1555

Vesalius's book 'De humani corporis fabrica' ('On the Structure of the Human Body') was first published in 1543 and contained detailed descriptions and illustrations of human anatomy. This second edition from 1555 was printed by Johannes Oporinus, in Basel in Switzerland. It contains woodcut illustrations. Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564) was professor of anatomy and medicine at the University of Padua, Italy.

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Printed Books
Object Number:
1978-476
Materials:
complete, leather, paper (fibre product)
type:
book
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Phelps, M.

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