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Anatomical diagram of the thoracic cavity

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Title

Anatomical diagram of the thoracic cavity

Subject

Thoracic Cavity--anatomy & histology
Lung--anatomy & histology
Heart--anatomy & histology
Book Illustrations

Description

Engraving attributed to Nicolas Beatrizet from a drawing by Gaspar Becerra and copied from a figure by Vesalius.--Cf. Choulant, L. Anatomic illustration, p. 205.
Diagram of two human figures with their thoracic cavities opened. One figure appears to be performing dissection on the other. With additional figures of the heart and lungs.
Title supplied by cataloger.

Creator

Beatrizet, Nicolas, 1507?-1570?
Becerra, Gaspar, 1520?-1568?

Source

Historia de la composicion del cuerpo humano, Juan Valverde de Amusco’s 1556 work of anatomy, contained 42 illustrations, all but 4 of which were copies from the work of Vesalius. This edition is an Italian translation published in 1560 with the title Anatomia del corpo humano.

Publisher

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

Date

1560

Language

ita

Type

StillImage

Identifier

ZAc_1.108a

Original Format

1 print : copperplate engraving

Physical Dimensions

23 x 15 cm

Citation

Beatrizet, Nicolas, 1507?-1570? and Becerra, Gaspar, 1520?-1568?, “Anatomical diagram of the thoracic cavity,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed January 20, 2022, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2291.