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Booklet describing Verle's anatomical eye, Italy, 1679

This anatomical model of the eye was made for Ferdinand, the Prince of Tuscany by Giovan Baptista Verle. Verle built anatomical eyes in Venice and Florence with the aid of professors of anatomy. The book contains a description about the anatomy of the eye and the model and is written in Italian.

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A78863 Pt2

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