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Denotat brachium infantis in liquore conservatum, in cujus manu continetur ovum foecundatum testudinis marina.

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Title

Denotat brachium infantis in liquore conservatum, in cujus manu continetur ovum foecundatum testudinis marina.

Subject

Child
Arm--anatomy & histology
Turtles--embryology
Fishes--anatomy & histology
Scyphozoa--anatomy & histology
Animal Shells
Book Illustrations

Description

Engraved by J. Mulder from a specimen by Frederik Ruysch.
A specimen jar with the severed arm on a human infant holding the egg of a sea turtle, the hatchling of which is popping it's head out (fig. 2); in the adjacent jar, a spotted 'Zeylanicus' fish and sea-nettles (fig. 2). Each jar is top with sea plants, shells and other marine life.
Title derived from caption in text.

Creator

Mulder, Joseph, 1659 or 1660-
Ruysch, Frederik, 1638-1731

Source

Thesaurus Anatomicus, a 10-part work first published from 1701 to 1716, is a catalog of Frederik Ruysch's unusual anatomical collection. Illustrated with over 40 plates, engraved by Joseph Mulder and Cornelis Huyberts, Ruysch's collection contains odd assemblages of primarily human anatomical specimens, some of which he composed with the help of his daughter, the painter, Rachel Ruysch. In addition to the curiosities that he contributed to the science of anatomy, Ruysch also advanced techniques in dissection and embalming.

Publisher

Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Date

1710

Identifier

Af_37_v1.pam4.tab7

Original Format

1 print : engraving

Physical Dimensions

32 x 18 cm

Citation

Mulder, Joseph, 1659 or 1660- and Ruysch, Frederik, 1638-1731, “Denotat brachium infantis in liquore conservatum, in cujus manu continetur ovum foecundatum testudinis marina.,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed April 24, 2019, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1505.