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Anatomia humani corporis

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Title

Anatomia humani corporis

Subject

Symbolism
Book Illustrations

Description

Engraving by Abraham Blooteling and Pieter van Gunst from a drawing by Gérard de Lairesse.--Cf. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/historicalanatomies/bidloo_bio.html
Allegorical title page to Anatomia humani corporis. A winged figure blows into a trumpet. Beneath the winged figure there is a woman seated, holding a book in her left hand and a knife in her right hand. In front of the woman is a second winged figure holding an hour glass. Next to him are three children playing with a skull and human arm. In the background there are skeletons.

Creator

Lairesse, Gérard de, 1640-1711
Blooteling, Abraham, 1640-1690
Gunst, Pieter Stevens van, 1659?-1724?

Source

Anatomia humani corporis, Govard Bidloo's work on human anatomy, was first published in Amsterdam in 1685. The work's 107 illustrations were engraved on copperplate by Abraham Blooteling and Pieter van Gunst from drawings by Gérard de Lairesse.

Publisher

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

Date

1685

Language

lat

Type

StillImage

Identifier

Z_7.2

Original Format

1 print : copperplate engraving

Physical Dimensions

45 x 29 cm

Citation

Lairesse, Gérard de, 1640-1711, Blooteling, Abraham, 1640-1690, and Gunst, Pieter Stevens van, 1659?-1724?, “Anatomia humani corporis,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed May 29, 2024, https://cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2334.