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Petrus de Montagnana

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Title

Petrus de Montagnana

Subject

Physicians
Patients
Libraries, Medical
Book Illustrations

Description

Artist unknown.
Illustration on title page of Fasciculus medicinae.
Petrus de Montagnana, a physician, reading and writing at his desk in his library. Influential medical texts are placed around the desk and on a shelf above his head. At the bottom of the image are three patients. Two patients are seated. One appears to be praying the rosary while the other is holding his head. The standing patient carries a basket and a walking stick.--Cf. DiMaio, Salvatore. "Il Fasciculo Di Medicina Of 1493." Neurosurgery v. 58, no. 1 (2006): p. 188-189.
Title taken from caption.

Source

Fasciculus Medicinae was a collection medical treatises first printed in 1491, although it previously circulated in manuscript. The work is noted for its illustrations, which were among the first anatomical illustrations to be printed. The text was issued thereafter in several new editions that included new illustrations, with this extremely rare 1516 edition from Milan based on a 1509 forgery of the 1493 Venetian edition.

Publisher

Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Date

1516

Language

ita

Type

StillImage

Identifier

ZAe_19b.a1ra
ZAe_19b.a1rb

Original Format

1 print : woodcut

Physical Dimensions

19 x 18 cm

Citation

“Petrus de Montagnana,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed June 25, 2024, https://cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2240.