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Opera chirurgica in pentateuchum, et operationes chirurgicas distincta

Engraved by Giovanni Georgi (Italian, 17th century), After Angelo Carlesci (Italian, 17th century), Author Hieronymus Fabricius ab Aquapendente (Italian, about 1533–1619), Publisher Mattheus de Cadorini (Italian, 17th century)

Place of Publication: Padua, Italy


Overall: 32.2 x 21.5 x 4 cm (12 11/16 x 8 7/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with nine engravings

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Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Padua: Mattheus de Cadorini, 1666) Octavo; 211 leaves; contemporary vellum (cream-colored phase box).

Illustrations of surgical implements and restraints

Padua: Mattheus de Cadorini, 1666


"Ex libris Guercin Medici" (inscr. front pastedown); Henry Jacob Bigelow (1818-1890, inscr. "Henry J. Bigelow June 1849"); his son William Sturgis Bigelow (1850-1926), by whom bequeathed to MFA, 1926.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection