Anatomical Fugitive Sheets of a Skeleton, Male Figure and a Female Figure

Description

These woodcut anatomical sheets of male and female figures, published in Germany in 1573, reflect the state of anatomical knowledge at that time. The explanatory texts on each sheet are in Latin, with some names of anatomical parts also given in Greek. The sheets use movable flaps that can be raised to show cut-aways of the viscera attached beneath. The sheets have accessory figures that depict various parts of the body, with corresponding explanatory texts.

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Wittenburg

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Physical Description

3 sheets: illustrated (woodcut); 37 x 31 centimeters

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Last updated: September 29, 2014