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Anatomical diagram of the bones of the thoracic skeleton

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Title

Anatomical diagram of the bones of the thoracic skeleton

Subject

Thoracic Vertebrae--anatomy & histology
Ribs--anatomy & histology
Sternum--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 portion of the thoracic vertebrae (fig. 3); portions of the rib (fig. 4-5); and the sternum (fig. 6-7).
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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 87. 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

Identifier

ZAd_25.87

Original Format

1 print : woodcut

Physical Dimensions

23 x 25 cm

Citation

Calcar, Jan Stephan van, 1499-1546?, “Anatomical diagram of the bones of the thoracic skeleton,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed January 24, 2021, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2457.