The Effigies of Hippocrates of Coos, the Prince of Physicians. Woodblock portrait. Ambroise Pare, Thomas Johnson.
The Effigies of Hippocrates of Coos, the Prince of Physicians. Woodblock portrait.

The Effigies of Hippocrates of Coos, the Prince of Physicians. Woodblock portrait.

London: Printed by Th: Cotes and R. Young, Ca. 1600. Striking portrait of the famous physician of ancient Greece, Hippocrates (460-377 BC) the first to establish medicine as a science.

Showing a waste up view of the bearded Hippocrates at a table resting his forearm on a human skull as he dissects the head of a bull. Latin text printed below the portrait and on verso. From 'The workes of that famous chirurgion Ambrose Parey translated out of Latine and compared with the French. by Th: Johnson'. 6 1/2 x 10 1/2", matted in archival mat. Very good condition. Item #25062

Price: $125.00

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