Sunday, January 30, 2011

Frontspiece to "Anatomische Tafeln...", Giulio Casserio Anatomist, Frankfurt, 1656

Anatomische Tafeln...

Frankfurt, 1656. Copperplate engraving. National Library of Medicine

Giulio Casserio (ca. 1552-1616) [anatomist]

This clumsy frontispiece features five notable anatomists posed around a cadaver. In the center of the picture, the image of the Earth, with the continent of "America" visible, signifies that the anatomized body is a "New World," and dissection a voyage of discovery.
Click image to see much finer, larger version. Via Mike Sappol's fantastic Dream Anatomy Online Exhibition (book here) via Darko is Dorko.

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