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An anatomical dissection by Jean Riolan the younger (1580-1657). Engraving of 1649 by Renier van Persyn after a design of 1626 by Crispijn de Passe the second.

  • Passe, Crispijn van de, -1670.
Date
1649
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24848i
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Jean Riolan, Professor of Anatomy and Botany at the Faculté de Médecine in Paris and French court physician, is best known as a Galenist who did not accept Harvey's theory of the circulation of the blood. He was skilled in dissection and in the preface to the 1626 edition of his Anthropographia et osteologia he states that he had dissected more than one hundred bodies over the last twenty-four winters. Flanking a display of surgical instruments, topped by a coat of arms, are Aesculapius and Hygieia

Publication/Creation

Lugduni Batavor[um] [Leiden] : Ex officina Adriani Wyngaerden, 1649.

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; image 16.5 x 10.6 cm

Lettering

Encheiridium anatomicum et pathologicum adornatum a Ioanne Riolano filio cum figuris.

References note

G. Wolf-Heidegger and A. M. Cetto, Die anatomische Sektion in bildlicher Darstellung, Basel and New York 1967, pp. 234-236, nos 148-149
G. Cordier, Paris et les anatomistes au cours de l'histoire, Paris 1955, cover illustration

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 24848i

Reproduction note

The present print is a later copy, in reverse, of the title page, designed and engraved by Crispijn de Passe the second for Jean Riolan the younger's Anthropographia et osteologia, of Paris 1626: see Wellcome Library catalogue no. 588752i. In the present print, which served as the title page to Riolan's Encheiridium anatomicum et pathologicum of 1649, the original French observers are replaced by named Dutchmen in different poses, particularly anatomists from Leiden

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