Medicine, Anatomy, Bones
"Des Os & autres Parties"
About Bones and other Parts (of the human body)
Copper engraving by Juan Valverde de Hamusco (Giovanni Valverde de Amusco) from
"La anatomia del corpo Umano", the Italian edition published in Venice in 1580 by Giunta.
Juan Valverde de Hamusco (also Amusco) (c.1525-c.1588) was a a Spanish anatomist.
The human skeleton shown in a pensive mood. If the orb, ball, sphere or globe on the table, on which his right hand is resting, may be assumed to be our planet, the earth, the pensive thoughtfulness of his head resting on his bent arm and hand propped up on his elbow, can be interpreted as a gesture of worry.
The pedestal is ornate with a picture of the human brain, which appears to be little used, considering the wide range of problems facing us humans.
The skeleton's bones are lettered, the key for each letter explained on the reverse side of print in FRENCH.
Original antique print
Condition: Left margin added. Upper left corner with shininess of glue, where margin has been fastened. Extreme upper left has some minor wrinkles. Otherwise nearly very good.
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