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Typeset title page of Charles Estienne’s De dissection partium corporis humani libri tres, with large woodcut vignette in the middle of the page of a winged satyr walking to the right with a large scythe in his hands, NLM Call no.: WZ 240 E81dd 1545.

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Woodcut skeleton figure standing in a pastoral setting, facing forward, with boxes of Latin text surrounding him pointing to and naming numerous bone structures, from Charles Estienne’s De dissection partium corporis humani libri tres, NLM Call no.: WZ 240 E81dd 1545.

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Woodcut skeleton figure standing on a marble column base in a pastoral setting, facing forward, with Latin text surrounding him pointing to and naming numerous bone structures, from Charles Estienne’s De dissection partium corporis humani libri tres, NLM Call no.: WZ 240 E81dd 1545.

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Woodcut skeleton figure standing on a marble column base in a pastoral setting, facing the viewer, with index letters surrounding him pointing to numerous bone structures, from Charles Estienne’s De dissection partium corporis humani libri tres, NLM Call no.: WZ 240 E81dd 1545.

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Woodcut muscle figure standing in a classical pastoral setting with a large ruined temple on the left, facing the viewer with his right arm raised and left hand holding a placard with text in Latin describing the exterior layer of muscles which are exposed, with index letters surrounding him pointing to numerous structures, from Charles Estienne’s De dissection partium corporis humani libri tres, NLM Call no.: WZ 240 E81dd 1545.

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Woodcut muscle figure standing in a pastoral setting, with his back to the viewer with his left hand holding a placard with text in Latin describing the exterior layer of muscles which are exposed, with index letters surrounding him pointing to numerous structures, from Charles Estienne’s De dissection partium corporis humani libri tres, NLM Call no.: WZ 240 E81dd 1545.

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Woodcut venous figure standing on a marble column base in a pastoral setting, facing the viewer with his left hand pointing to a marble stele with text in Latin describing the venous structures which are exposed on the figure, including heart, liver and major veins and arteries throughout the body, with index letters surrounding him pointing to numerous structures, from Charles Estienne’s De dissection partium corporis humani libri tres, NLM Call no.: WZ 240 E81dd 1545.

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Woodcut venous figure standing on a marble column base in a pastoral setting, with his back to the viewer holding a large sword whose tip is in the ground and hilt in right and left hands to the figure’s right; to the left is a marble stele with text in Latin describing the venous system which is exposed on the figure, including heart, liver and major veins and arteries throughout the body, with index numbers surrounding him pointing to numerous structures, from Charles Estienne’s De dissection partium corporis humani libri tres, NLM Call no.: WZ 240 E81dd 1545.

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Woodcut of a standing facing male nude figure showing the muscles in particular, standing in a pastoral setting in Classical pose looking to the left with left arm up holding onto a spear, with his right hand propping up a tablet with a description in Latin of the muscles seen from the exterior, from Charles Estienne’s De dissection partium corporis humani libri tres, NLM Call no.: WZ 240 E81dd 1545.

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Woodcut male nude facing figure standing in a pastoral setting, with, with index numbers surrounding him pointing to numerous structures and naming them in Latin, from Charles Estienne’s De dissection partium corporis humani libri tres, NLM Call no.: WZ 240 E81dd 1545.

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Woodcut of a standing facing male nude figure showing the muscles in particular, standing in a pastoral setting in Classical pose looking down and to the left with right hand pointing down to his abdomen, with index lines and letters referring to muscles of the abdomen with text in Latin just to the left naming the abdominal muscles, from Charles Estienne’s De dissection partium corporis humani libri tres, NLM Call no.: WZ 240 E81dd 1545.

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Woodcut of a seated facing male nude figure showing the digestive system, sitting on a Classical ruin looking down and to the right with right leg bent at the knee and leaning back against a dead sapling, with index lines and letters referring to intestines with text in Latin just below in a box, from Charles Estienne’s De dissection partium corporis humani libri tres, NLM Call no.: WZ 240 E81dd 1545.

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Woodcut of a seated facing male nude figure showing the digestive system, sitting on a Classical ruin looking down and to the left with left leg bent at the knee, with index lines and letters referring to the heart, lungs, and diaphragm with text in Latin just below in a box, from Charles Estienne’s De dissection partium corporis humani libri tres, NLM Call no.: WZ 240 E81dd 1545.

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Woodcut of nude male figure in a pastoral setting on his knees propping himself up with a wooden staff using his left hand, facing downward giving a view of the top of his head with scalp removed to show the sutures of the skull, while in the background to the left hangs his scalp from the branch of a naked tree by the hair; on the right is a tablet naming the structures in Latin; from Charles Estienne’s De dissection partium corporis humani libri tres, NLM Call no.: WZ 240 E81dd 1545.

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Woodcut of nude male figure in a pastoral setting standing and bowing forward facing downward and to the left, giving a view of the top of his head with the top of the skull removed to show the dura and arachnoid maters, while in the background to the right hangs the top of his skull from the branch of a naked tree; below him is a tablet naming the structures in Latin; from Charles Estienne’s De dissection partium corporis humani libri tres, NLM Call no.: WZ 240 E81dd 1545.

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Woodcut of a nude male figure in a pastoral setting seated with legs crossed on an ornate Classical marble bench and facing downward and to the left, giving a view of the top of his head with the top of the skull removed to show cerebral cortex, while to the left is a tablet naming the structures in Latin; from Charles Estienne’s De dissection partium corporis humani libri tres, NLM Call no.: WZ 240 E81dd 1545.

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Woodcut of a nude male figure seated in a chair facing away from the viewer in a room with a round window to the right, a rectangular window to the left, and a small bookshelf above, with the cadaver giving a view of the top of his head with the top of the skull and half of the brain removed to show interior of the cerebral cortex, while above is a tablet naming the structures in Latin; from Charles Estienne’s De dissection partium corporis humani libri tres, NLM Call no.: WZ 240 E81dd 1545.

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Woodcut of a nude male figure seated in a chair bent over a table facing the viewer in a pastoral setting, with the cadaver giving a view of the top of his head with the top of the skull and half of the brain removed to show interior of the cerebral cortex; above is a physician giving a lecture to a pupil, with Latin text about dissection just to the right; while to the bottom left is a tablet naming the structures in Latin; from Charles Estienne’s De dissection partium corporis humani libri tres, NLM Call no.: WZ 240 E81dd 1545.

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Woodcut of a nude male figure seated on a Classically decorated marble bench facing to the right, with the cadaver giving a view of the top of his head with the top of the skull and most of the brain removed to show interior of the brain case; to the left is a tablet naming the structures in Latin; from Charles Estienne’s De dissection partium corporis humani libri tres, NLM Call no.: WZ 240 E81dd 1545.

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Woodcut of seated pregnant female figure in Classical pergola with layer of flesh removed from the abdomen to reveal the uterus and an incision in the side of the uterus indicating where a caesarian section might take place; the woman has long flowing hair and is facing to the left of the picture; a tablet giving text in Latin about the indicated body parts hangs above and to the left of the figure; from Charles Estienne’s De dissection partium corporis humani libri tres, NLM Call no.: WZ 240 E81dd 1545.

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Woodcut of a facing pregnant female figure seated on the cabinet at the end of a bed with layers of flesh removed from the abdomen to reveal the uterus and other internal reproductive organs; the woman has long flowing hair and is facing the viewer with legs spread open and hand on her knees; a tablet giving text in Latin about the indicated body parts hangs above and to the left of the figure; from Charles Estienne’s De dissection partium corporis humani libri tres, NLM Call no.: WZ 240 E81dd 1545.

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Woodcut of a facing pregnant female figure laying back on luxurious cushions with layers of flesh removed from the abdomen to reveal the placenta and allantois; the woman has long flowing hair and is facing the viewer; a tablet giving text in Latin about the indicated body parts hangs above and to the left of the figure; from Charles Estienne’s De dissection partium corporis humani libri tres, NLM Call no.: WZ 240 E81dd 1545.

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Woodcut of a facing pregnant female figure in an outdoor medieval urban setting with layers of flesh removed from the abdomen to reveal a fetus, umbilical cord, and placenta; the woman has long flowing hair and is facing to the left; a tablet giving text in Latin about the indicated body parts hangs above and to the right of the figure; from Charles Estienne’s De dissection partium corporis humani libri tres, NLM Call no.: WZ 240 E81dd 1545.

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Woodcut of a facing pregnant female figure laying back on luxurious cushions with layers of flesh removed from the abdomen to reveal two placentas and fetuses; the woman has long flowing hair and is facing to the right; a tablet giving text in Latin about the indicated body parts hangs above and to the left of the figure; from Charles Estienne’s De dissection partium corporis humani libri tres, NLM Call no.: WZ 240 E81dd 1545.

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Pregnant female figure, from Charles Estienne’s De dissection partium corporis humani libri tres, NLM Call no.: WZ 240 E81dd 1545.

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Woodcut of a facing female figure laying back on a Savonarola chair with layers of flesh removed from the abdomen to reveal the veins and arteries that attend the female reproductive system; the woman has flowing hair and is facing to the right; a tablet giving text in Latin about the indicated body parts hangs above and to the right of the figure; from Charles Estienne’s De dissection partium corporis humani libri tres, NLM Call no.: WZ 240 E81dd 1545.

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Woodcut of a female figure laying back on a bed with layers of flesh removed from the abdomen to reveal the uterus, cervix, and other reproductive organs; the woman has flowing hair and is facing upward, with her left arm wrapped around her forehead in a modest pose; a tablet giving text in Latin about the indicated body parts hangs above and to the left of the figure; from Charles Estienne’s De dissection partium corporis humani libri tres, NLM Call no.: WZ 240 E81dd 1545.

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Woodcut of a facing female figure sitting on a Renaissance-era birthing chair with legs spread apart to reveal the genitalia, with index letters pointing to the various structures; the woman has flowing hair and is facing downward; a tablet giving text in Latin about the indicated body parts hangs above and to the left of the figure; from Charles Estienne’s De dissection partium corporis humani libri tres, NLM Call no.: WZ 240 E81dd 1545.

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