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Male Torso Anatomical Model of Human Body Paper Fold Out Anatomy Litho Atlas Antique ca 1900

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Discover a rare gem of medical history with this exquisite Art Nouveau fold-out anatomy by Vigot Frères, Editeurs circa 1903. Crafted by the renowned Löwensohn Picture Book Factory in Fürth, Bavaria, Germany, this set of chromolithographed illustrations unveils the human body's intricate layers. Each fold-out piece meticulously reveals organs and systems, allowing an accurate exploration from skeletal to reproductive systems.

Height: 43 cm / 16.93 inches
Width: 15 cm / 5.91 inches

Originally used in the Paris School of Medicine, now part of Sorbonne University, these detailed depictions encompass lungs, heart, brain, prostate, and various systems. Unfolding the layers intricately showcases the inner organ structures, preserved remarkably despite its age, a testament to its historical significance. A captivating collector's piece capturing the essence of anatomical precision in vivid, multicolored detail.

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Unveiling Antique Medical Marvels: The Tale of Paul Vigot, G. Löwensohn, and Parisian Fold-Out Human Anatomy

Male Torso Anatomical Model of Human Body Paper Fold Out Anatomy Litho Atlas Antique ca 1900

Male Torso Anatomical Model of Human Body Paper Fold Out Anatomy Litho Atlas Antique ca 1900

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The producer Paul Vigot

Paul Vigot (1864-1937) established "Librairie Paul Vigot" in 1890 after experiences with notable publishers. Initially situated at 10 rue Monsieur-le-Prince, the house evolved into "Librairie Vigot Frères" focusing on medicine, spirituality, and aesthetics. Relocating in 1900 to 23 rue de l'École-de-Médecine, the company sustained its identity for over half a century, maintaining its original name and address. The company EDITIONS VIGOT was deregistered on February 10, 2010.

The publisher Gerson Löwensohn

Gerson Löwensohn (1817-1871), born in Fürth, Bavaria, Germany, was a copper engraver, publisher, print shop owner, and founder of the Löwensohn Picture-Book Factory. Initially trained as a belt maker, he later apprenticed as a copper engraver, obtaining a license for a copper printing shop in 1844, which evolved into the renowned Picture Book Factory. In 1852, he expanded, mastering lithography and renaming his enterprise the Lithographic Art Institute G. Löwensohn.

Portrait of Gerson Löwensohn (1817-1871)
Image: Portrait of Gerson Löwensohn (1817-1871)
Source: FürthWiki.de - https://www.fuerthwiki.de/wiki/index.php?curid=15252

Löwensohn Picture Book Factory

The Löwensohn Picture Book Factory operated from 1882 to 1937 at Fürther Sommerstraße 16, 18, and 20, crafting picture books in multiple languages. Stemming from Gerson Löwensohn's 1844 printing venture in Fürth, initially named G. Löwensohn Bookstore Lithographic Institute & Printing House, it diversified into producing picture sheets, painting, and picture books from 1856.

Historical letterhead of the Löwensohn Picture Book Factory from the late 19th century, featuring the factory premises at Sommerstraße 16/18/20 in Fürth, Bavaria.
Image: Historical letterhead of the Löwensohn Picture Book Factory from the late 19th century, featuring the factory premises at Sommerstraße 16/18/20 in Fürth, Bavaria.
Source: FürthWiki.de https://www.fuerthwiki.de/wiki/index.php?curid=15658

Sons Theodor and Bernhard expanded the business and bookstore post their 1871 takeover. Shifting their lithographic institute from Blumenstraße to Sommerstraße in 1883, it became a partnership in 1890. By 1894, boasting 700 titles in ten languages, it transformed from a manual to a factory operation, vastly increasing output.

Workers of the Löwensohn Picture Book Factory in 1895
Image: Workers of the Löwensohn Picture Book Factory in 1895.
Source: FürthWiki.de https://www.fuerthwiki.de/wiki/index.php?curid=38151

Paris School of Medicine

The École-de-Médecine in Paris, known as the Paris School of Medicine, holds a storied history. Established in 1794, it served as the address for the Paris School of Medicine. This institution was created by a decree on March 17, 1808, organizing the Imperial University of France. In 1896, it merged with four other Parisian faculties to form the new University of Paris.

The grand facade of the Faculty of Medicine on the boulevard Saint-Germain, now known as rue de l'École-de-Médecine, in Paris's 6th arrondissement.
Image: Captured around 1890 by photographer Hippolyte Blancard (1843 - 1924), the image showcases the grand facade of the Faculty of Medicine on the boulevard Saint-Germain, now known as rue de l'École-de-Médecine, in Paris's 6th arrondissement.
Source: The Public Institution Paris Musées
The halls of the Paris Faculty of Medicine's library, now part of Sorbonne University, the reading room in 1908.
Image: In the hallowed halls of the Paris Faculty of Medicine's library, now part of Sorbonne University, the reading room in 1908 served as a sanctuary for medical students. Dr. Louis Hahn, revered Chief Librarian from 1885 to 1920, oversees the passageways where students pored over vital anatomical illustrations.
Source: Par Otis Historical Archives of “National Museum of Health & Medicine” (OTIS Archive 1) https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25484890

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