Title Page from De La Courveé, 1655
La Courvee, Jean-Claude de, approximately 1615-approximately 1664
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Originally published in De nutritione foetus in utero paradoxa. Dantisci [Danzig], Sumpt Georgii Forsten, 1655.These images were taken while preparing a book (Wombs with a View, Springer, 2016) on the history of the illustrations and how they contributed to our understanding of anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, thereby enabling advances in the practice of obstetrics and gynecology.