History of Medicine
Click on the artwork above for a higher resolution images.
(loading time is long for slow connections)
De dissectione partium corporis humani...
Paris, 1545. Woodcut. National Library of Medicine.
Étienne de la Rivière
The anatomical figure sits on a fanciful throne, with a leg casually propped up on the framed caption. In the upper left, a solitary figure looks on from atop a parapet. To cut costs, Estienne took some of his illustrations from non-anatomical books, replacing a section of the woodblock with an insert that depicted the body's interior. In this female figure, the boundary of the insert is revealed by a faint white line under her left arm.
To see more images from this book, visit Historical Anatomies on the Web