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Corporis humani ossa posteriori facie proposita

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Title

Corporis humani ossa posteriori facie proposita
Corporis hvmani ossa posteriori facie proposita

Subject

Skeleton
Bone and Bones--anatomy & histology
Book Illustrations

Description

Illustration attributed to Jan Stephan Kalkar, a student of Titian.--Cf. Choulant, L. Anatomic illustration, p. 170. Printed by Johannes Oporinus
Anatomical diagram of a skeletal figure, posterior view, with parts labeled. The skeleton bends forward with his hands in front of his face and appears to lament.
Title from caption.

Creator

Calcar, Jan Stephan van, 1499-1546?

Source

Original image in: Vesalius, Andreas, 1514-1564. De humani corporis fabrica (Basileae : Ex officina Joannis Oporini, anno salutis reparatae 1543. Mense Iunio), page 165. ZAd 25 (Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia)
De humani corporis fabrica is one the most influential books of anatomy. Andreas Vesalius’s text was famously illustrated by both detailed smaller sections of the body and full-body cadavers posed in the Italian countryside.

Publisher

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

Date

1543

Contributor

Oporinus, Joannes, 1507-1568

Language

lat

Type

StillImage

Identifier

ZAd_25.165

Original Format

1 print : woodcut

Physical Dimensions

38 x 27 cm

Citation

Calcar, Jan Stephan van, 1499-1546?, “Corporis humani ossa posteriori facie proposita,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed August 11, 2022, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2252.