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Anatomical Representation of the Back of A Man, Pointing to His Head with His Left Arm, from Icones Anatomicae (New York Academy of Medecine and Munich, University Library, 1934)

Artist:
After John of Calcar (John Stephen Calcar) (Netherlandish, Calcar, Cleves 1499–1546/50 Naples (active Italy))
Author:
Andreas Vesalius (Flemish, Brussels 1514–1564 Zakynthos, Greece)
Publisher:
New York Academy of Medicine, NY
Publisher:
Library of the University of Munich
Date:
printed 1934
Medium:
Woodcut
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 7/16 × 15 1/16 in. (54.5 × 38.3 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of the New York Academy of Medicine, 1947
Accession Number:
47.14(18)
Not on view
These prints are reprinted from the original woodblocks prepared by John of Calcar that were used in the first edition of Andreas Vesalius' De Humani Corporis (Basel, 1543). They were also used in the second edition (1552-55). Several of these blocks served to illustrate Vesalius' Suorum de Humani corporis fabrica librorum Epitome and his Von des menschen cörpers Anatomey.
Inscription: At lower left: II / 13
Labeled with letters throughout

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of art stamp
New York Academy of Medicine, NY; Donor: New York Academy of Medicine, NY
Andreae Vesalii bruxellensis Icones anatomicae by Andreas Vesalius bruxellensis, Review by: M. F. Ashley-Montagu, Isis , Vol. 28, No. 2 (May, 1938), pp. 467-469
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