Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Nuove Accessioni 329 (Grandi Formati 64)

Anatomia Depicta Facsimile Edition

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The Anatomia Depicta, composed in Paris before 1589, is an exceptionally important document for understanding the scientific and artistic achievements of 16th-century Europe.

Its 292 pages contain 71 vividly painted anatomical plates and describe the surgeries and autopsies carried out by Filippo Cavriani, a physician and author from a noble Mantuan family.

The codex was discovered in 1752 by Giovanni Targioni Tozzetti, a physician an librarian who consulted the volume in the library of Giovanni Giraldi. The Anatomia Depicta was acquired by the National Central Library in Florence in 1912, where it is currently stored.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Anatomia Depicta": Anatomia Depicta facsimile edition, published by Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana - Treccani, 2010

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Anatomia Depicta

Rome: Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana - Treccani, 2010

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  • Limited Edition: 199 copies
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Anatomia Depicta: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.

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