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Compendiosa totius anatomie delineatio, ære exarata

Collection Data

"Made up of the Latin text of Vesalius's Epitome together with some portions of his longer work, and illustrated with a set of plates engraved on copper by Geminus himself. These are moderately skillful copies of nearly all the woodcuts [from drawings by the painter Johannes van Calcar] in Vesalius's original book together with a few reduced from those larger and finer cuts which had been collected in the Epitome ... Vesalius ... complained bitterly, not of the piracy of his text ... but of the injustice done to his illustrations by want of knowledge and accuracy in the copyist ..."--cf. Colvin, Sir Sidney. Early engraving & engravers in England. 1905.
Geminus, Thomas, d. 1562 (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1545
Place: Londini
Publisher: In officina I. Herfordie
Library locations
Rare Book Division
Shelf locator: *KC+++ 1545 (Geminus, T. Compendiosa)
Human anatomy
Scientific illustrations
Ownership: J.S. Billings Mem. Coll
Citation/reference: Hazlitt II, 244 ; Brunet, tome 2, p. 1525
Physical Description
Extent: 45 l. 40 pl. 41 cm. (fol.)
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 13794220
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14294068
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 503e1810-c6dd-012f-efe1-58d385a7bc34
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