The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library

Dissection scene

About This Item

Title

Dissection scene

Subject

Dissection
Physicians
Book Illustrations

Description

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.

Creator

Ghezzi, Pier Leone, 1674-1755

Source

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.

Publisher

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

Date

1714

Identifier

ZAd_16.a1r

Original Format

1 print : copperplate engraving

Physical Dimensions

10 x 16 cm

Citation

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.

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