New Publication in Our ‘Cursor Mundi’ Series

Published: March 9, 2018

We’re pleased to announce the upcoming publication of the proceedings from “The Illustrated Body” a conference held at UCLA-CMRS three years ago which commemorated and celebrated Aldus Manutius and Andreas Vesalius for their spread of anatomical knowledge. A fitting topic since UCLA Library Special Collections houses one of the world’s most important collections of books produced by the Aldine Press and UCLA’s Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library includes a number of early printings of Vesalius’ ground-breaking anatomical illustrations.

Andreas Vesalius and the ‘Fabrica’ in the Age of Printing will be available in May 2018. More information, including the table of contents, is on the publisher’s website at

Congratulations to the books editors, and original conference organizers, Dr. Rinaldo Canalis and Prof. Massimo Ciavolella, whose persistence has brought this scholarship forward; and, thank you to the authors for their contributions and insights to this volume.