xplore the original 1543 edition of De humani corporis fabrica libri septem in digitized form. The Swiss platform e-rara.ch has digitized this beautifully illustrated and hand-colored copy of the 1543 edition.
On e-rara.ch, Swiss libraries make digitized rare books from the 15th to 19th century available, free of charge. The present focus is on 16th-century Swiss prints. The range available is extended by several thematic collections as well as maps dating from the 16th to the 19th century.
Currently, there are 18'626 titles available online. One of them is a Basel copy of the 1543 edition of De humani corporis fabrica libri septem by Andreas Vesalius. The copy at the University of Basel is not only in very good condition, but large parts of it are also richly colored by a more or less contemporary hand and contain additional floral and ornamental illustrations. This digitized version of the Fabrica offers the possibility of comparing the original with the New Fabrica, or you can just browse through the book with up-to-date navigational tools.