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'For the Benefit of Ordinary People': the Dutch Translation of the Fasciculus medicinae, Antwerp 1512

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The article deals with the Dutch translation of the Fasciculus medicinae based on the Latin edition, Venice 1495, with the famous woodcuts created in 1494 for the Italian translation of the original Latin edition of 1491. The woodcuts are compared with the Venetian model. New features in the Antwerp edition include the Skeleton and the Zodiac Man, both originally based on German models. The text also deals briefly with other woodcuts in the Low Countries based on these Venetian illustrations. The Appendices provide an STC of all the editions and translations based on the Venetian edition and a stemma.

Affiliations: 1: University Library, Leuven, Belgium


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