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Anatomical diagram of the thoracic cavity
Thoracic Cavity--anatomy & histology
Lung--anatomy & histology
Heart--anatomy & histology
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.
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Beatrizet, Nicolas, 1507?-1570?
Becerra, Gaspar, 1520?-1568?
Original image in: Valverde de Amusco, Juan, approximately 1525-approximately 1588. Historia de la composicion del cuerpo humano. Italian (In Roma : Per Ant. Salamanca, et Antonio Lafrerj., 1560). ZAc 1 (Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia)
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.
Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
1 print : copperplate engraving
23 x 15 cm
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.