Andreas Vesalius, Initial T

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Initial letter from the 1543 edition of De Fabrica by Vesalius. Little boys are hoisting a dog before examination. The letter functions as a prop in the action (this is also true for the small T but not for the 1555-edition). The difference between this scene and the small T is that the dog appears to be already dead and is suspended by its hindlegs, There's a larger version here: Vesalius T.

Vesalius T

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