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guillemeauJacques Guillemeau (ca. 1530-1613) : Tables anatomiques avec les pourtraicts et declaration d’iceulx ensemble un denombrement de cinq cens maladies diverses, Paris (Jean Charron) 1586 . → Houghton Library vesaliusAndreas Vesalius (1514–1564) : De corporis humani fabrica libri septem, Basel (Johannes Oporinus) 1543, p. 164

«Guillemeau, a pupil and son-in-law of Paré was surgeon to Charles IX, Henri III and Henri III of France. He is noted particularly for his contributions to dentistry, ophthalmology, and obstetrics. HisTables anatomiques, based upon his earlier Six tables anatomiques (1571; with Michel de Saint-Pierre), was intended for French surgeons unlearned in Greek or Latin. In later editions, the work was combined with Guillemeau’s La chirurgerie françoise. According to Mortimer, Guillemeau’s anatomical plates were copies in reverse of the engravings in the Venice, 1560 edition of Valverde’s Anatomia del corpo humano, which in turn were copies, with additions, of the Vesalian anatomical woodcuts.» (Christies) •