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The base of a sheep's brain.

Date

1664

Creator

Unknown, Engraver

After

Sir Christopher Wren (1632-1723, British), Architect

Object type

Library reference

Books/Willis, T_Cerebri anatome_1664

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 159mm
width (print): 117mm

Subject

Content object

Description

Illustration showing the base of a sheep’s brain. Ink-blackened vessels can be seen on the illustration, highlighting and leading to the carotid artery. It illustrates the inner features of the brain, the network of nerves and the beginning of the spinal cord.

Plate 2 from the monograph Cerebri Anatome by Thomas Willis FRS (London, Jo. Martyn & Ja. Allestry, 1664). Inscribed: ’Figura IIda, pag. 27, de medio s vid pag. 414.’

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