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Quinta musculorum tabula

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Title

Quinta musculorum tabula
Qvinta mvsculorum tabvla

Subject

Muscle, Skeletal--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 male figure with skin removed to depict muscles, anterior view. The figure tilts his head back to the sky above.
Title from caption.

Creator

Calcar, Jan Stephan van, 1499-1546?

Source

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.
Original image in: Vesalius, Andreas, 1514-1564. De humani corporis fabrica (Basileae : Ex officina Joannis Oporini, anno salutis reparatae 1543. Mense Iunio), page 184. ZAd 25 (Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia)

Publisher

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

Date

1543

Contributor

Oporinus, Joannes, 1507-1568

Identifier

ZAd_25.184

Original Format

1 print : woodcut

Physical Dimensions

38 x 27 cm

Citation

Calcar, Jan Stephan van, 1499-1546?, “Quinta musculorum tabula,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed January 17, 2021, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2254.

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