De humani corporis fabrica libri decem, tabulis XCIIX aeri incisis...opus posthumum

Tabulæ anatomicæ LXXIIX omnes novæ nec ante hac visæ

Engraver Francesco Valesio (Italian, about 1560–active to 1643), Engraver Joseph Mauerer (German), After Odoardo Fialetti (Italian, 1573–1638), Author Adriaan van der Spiegel (Flemish (worked in Italy), 1578–1625), Author Giulio Cesare Casseri (Italian, 1552–1616), Editor Daniel Bucretius (German, 1600–1631)

Place of Publication: Venice, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Choulant-Frank, pp. 225-8; Cushing S-362 and C-114


Overall: 41.9 x 27.9 x 6.4 cm (16 1/2 x 11 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book (two parts) with 99 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Venice: Evangelista Deuchino, for Daniel Bucretius, 1627) Folio; [Spiegel text] 177 leaves, [Casseri plates] 52 leaves; eighteenth[?]-century blind-stamped vellum, gilt-stamped brown calf label. BOUND with Spiegel, De formato foetu (Padua: 1626) [2002.895.2]

Allegorical engraved title pages, anatomical illustrations

Venice: Evangelista Deuchino, 1627


The Watson Collection; presented to the Library of the Medical Society, County of Kings, September 1900 (No. 19077; withdrawn 1973); Lathrop C. Harper, New York, from whom purchased in 1974 by Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow; given by Mr. Vershbow to MFA, 27 December 2002.

Credit Line

Gift of Arthur E. Vershbow