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Ein contrafacter Todt mit sein beinen fügen und glydern

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Title

Ein contrafacter Todt mit sein beinen fügen und glydern

Subject

Skeleton
Bone and Bones--anatomy & histology
Book Illustrations

Description

Woodcut attributed to Johann Ulrich Wechtlin; printed by Johann Schott.--Cf. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/historicalanatomies/gersdorff_bio.html
Hand-colored.
Anatomical diagram of the human skeleton with the bones labeled in Latin.
Dated 1517 in top-left.
The German verse below the image is a reflection on death.--Cf. Choulant, L. Anatomic illustration, p. 163.
Title from heading.

Creator

Wechtlin, Johann Ulrich, active 16th century

Source

Feldtbůch der Wundtartzney, Hans von Gersdorff's fieldbook of surgery, was first published in 1517 in Strasbourg. The work proved to be a popular surgical text and is especially well-known for its instructions on limb amputation. The illustrations, hand-colored in this copy, are attributed to Johann Ulrich Wechtlin and include the first printed image of an amputation.

Publisher

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

Date

1517

Contributor

Schott, Johann, 1477-1548

Identifier

Ea_220.10

Original Format

1 print : hand-colored woodcut

Physical Dimensions

34 x 24 cm

Citation

Wechtlin, Johann Ulrich, active 16th century, “Ein contrafacter Todt mit sein beinen fügen und glydern,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed April 19, 2021, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2163.