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.|
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The spotlight exhibition can also be viewed in its entirety on the digital display wall in the Hardiman Foyer during the month of February.