Title Page Depicting an Anatomical Demonstration with Vesalius at the Left of the Table at Center, Dissecting a Woman's Abdomen before a Crowd of Onlookers, from Icones Anatomicae (New York Academy of Medecine and Munich, University Library, 1934)
After John of Calcar (John Stephen Calcar) (Netherlandish, Calcar, Cleves 1499–1546/50 Naples (active Italy))
Andreas Vesalius (Flemish, Brussels 1514–1564 Zakynthos, Greece)
Originally printed by Johann Oporinus (1536–1567)
New York Academy of Medicine, NY
Library of the University of Munich
Sheet: 21 in. × 14 3/4 in. (53.3 × 37.4 cm)
Image: 13 11/16 × 9 9/16 in. (34.8 × 24.3 cm)
Gift of the New York Academy of Medicine, 1947
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. This print is the title page from the first edition of De Humani Corporis Fabrica.
Inscription: At upper left: Monogram of Johann Oporinus At top center in cartouche: ANDREAE VESALII / BRVXELLENSIS, SCHOLAE / medicorum Patauinæ professoris, de / Humani corporis fabrica / Libri septem. At bottom center; CVM CAESAREAE / Maiest. Galliarum Regis, ac Senatus Veneti / gra- / tia et priuilegio, ut in diplomatis eorundem continetur. / BASILEAE.
Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of art stamp
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