Illustrations from Spigelius. De humani corporis libri decem. Venice 1627

The remarkable engravings in this book are based on the work of Guillio Casseri – who was professor of anatomy in Padua with the shortest tenure ever: he fell sick and died after one lecture.
The designs for the engravings were made by the manieristic artist Odoardo Fialetti, a student of Tintoretto. They were copied for centuries.

[photos: Special Collections Amsterdam 2011]