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Prima noni capitis figura
Prima noni capitis figvra
Skull--anatomy & histology
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 human skull resting on top of a canine skull for comparison.
Title from caption.
Calcar, Jan Stephan van, 1499-1546?
Original image in: Vesalius, Andreas, 1514-1564. De humani corporis fabrica (Basileae : Ex officina Joannis Oporini, anno salutis reparatae 1543. Mense Iunio), page 36. 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.
Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Oporinus, Joannes, 1507-1568
1 print : woodcut
20 x 25 cm
Calcar, Jan Stephan van, 1499-1546?, “Prima noni capitis figura,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed January 24, 2021, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2455.