Thursday, 5 February 2015

Fabricius ab Aquapendente (approximately 1533-1619)

On display this week as part of our anatomical illustration spotlight exhibition Art of the Unseen: Anatomical Illustration in the Special Collections, we look at Tractatus quatuor (Francofvrti : Iacobi de Zetter, Johann. Pressy, 1648), the work of one of the successors to Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564) at the Università di Padova. This renowned Italian professor of anatomy and surgery attracted students from across Europe throughout his 50 years tenure there, notably William Harvey (1578-1657), and was also the designer of the first permanent dissection theatre, as illustrated in the volume's title-page below.

T.p. of Tractatus quatuor.

If you would like to view the spotlight exhibition, please contact the staff of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie.
The spotlight exhibition can also be viewed in its entirety on the digital display wall in the Hardiman Foyer during the month of February.

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