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Juan de Valverde (c.1525-c.1587)

John Banister (1533-1610)
Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564)
Charles Estienne (c.1505-1564)
Juan de Valverde (c.1525-c.1587)
Giulio Casserio (c.1552-1616)
Adriaan van der Spiegel (c.1578-1625)
Pietro Berrettini da Cortona (1596-1669)
Govard Bidloo (1649-1713)
Bernhard Siegfried Albinus (1697-1770)
First published in Spanish as Historia de la composición del cuerpo humano in 1556, the Anatomia del corpo humano immediately achieved popularity being translated into Italian, Latin and Dutch. The success of the book owed much to the copperplate illustrations nearly all of which derive from woodcuts in the Vesalian corpus.

The figure on view is of a pregnant woman with the abdominal wall and peritoneum opened to reveal the gravid uterus (L). This is one of some fifteen illustrations not copied from Vesalius. Valverde has surrounded the main figure with drawings of human placentae.

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Anatomia del corpo humano ...
Rome, Antonio Salamanca et Antonio Cafreri, 1560. Folio 101v. [Dk.2.9]