L'ANATOMIA DEL CAVALLO
Ink on paper
330 x 270 cm
Studies of large dimensions after Carlo Ruini's L'anatomia del Cavallo, Infermita et svoi rimedii, Venezia, 1618.
The book was a milestone in equine veterinary publishing. It is especially known for its well drafted woodcut images of horse anatomy which were heavily influenced by human anatomical works published in the decades before, especially by Andreas Vesalius' De Fabrica Corporis Humani (Basel, 1543).
It was also the first book to focus exclusively on the structure of a species other than man. Numerous editions of the work were published, and its images and text were often plagiarized, including the many errors found in the first edition.