Digitized 1543 Edition

Use the opportunity to explore the original 1543 edition of De humani corporis fabrica libri septem in digitized form.

Inside the Fabrica

The Fabrica consists of seven “books, each depicting a different system of the body. The book also influenced future key anatomical atlantes such as Gray’s Anatomy.    

Making a Masterpiece

Vesalius could have chosen Venice, a leading center, to print the Fabrica. Why did he choose Basel instead? Learn more