About This Item
From a drawing by Pier Leone Ghezzi. Subscription on plate: Eques Petrus Leo Ghezzius In. et delin.--Cf. Choulant, L. Anatomic illustration, p. 201.
Illustration on title page to Tabulae anatomicae.
Dissection of a cadaver with an audience in attendance. Several instruments lay on the dissection table. Underneath the dissection table there are several dogs. To the right stands a skeleton with its right arm raised.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Ghezzi, Pier Leone, 1674-1755
Original image in: Eustachi, Bartolomeo, -1574. Tabulae anatomicae (Romae : Ex officina typographica Francisci Gonzagae, 1714). ZAd 16 (Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia)
Tabulae anatomicae, a collection of Bartolomeo Eustachi's anatomical engravings, was first published over one hundred years after Eustachi’s death. Eustachi was known for his strong defense of the Galenic tradition. His plates introduced numbered rulers on the edges of images (instead of marking the image itself with small letters and numbers) to help readers locate relevant text in the book.
Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
1 print : copperplate engraving
10 x 16 cm
Ghezzi, Pier Leone, 1674-1755, “Dissection scene,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed March 3, 2021, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2209.