Juan de Hamusco Valverde, Vivae imagines partium corporis humani aeneis formis expressae.
Many of the texts in the Monro Collection were already old, precious and extremely valuable in the time of the Monro dynasty. This sixteenth century anatomical 'piracy' by the Spanish anatomist Juan Valverde de Hamusco is no exception. Valverde altered Vesalius's illustrations from Fabrica and Epitome and added an accompanying text. Vesalius was not pleased, maintaining that the Spaniard was not only ignorant of the principles of medicine but had never dissected a human body. Christopher Plantin (1520-1589) was the greatest printer of his time. All his publications were magnificent examples of the typographer's skills; this Valverde being just one. Plantin's work is preserved in the Plantin Moretus Museum in Antwerp.
Juan de Hamusco Valverde, Vivae imagines partium corporis humani aeneis formis expressae. Antwerp: Christopher Plantin, 1572 [colophon reads 1579].