October 17, 2016||Early Printed Books

A 1619 Peek into the Human Body

Lot 140: Johann Remmelin Catoptrum microcosmicum, Augsburg, 1619. Estimate $800 to $1,200.

How did people know what was inside their body before textbooks or the internet? For those not into murder and mutilation, a novel book was available in 1619: Johann Remmelin’s Catoptrum microcosmicum, to…