Early and rare prints from the Treasury

An impressive collection of early printed works can be found in Utrecht University Library Special Collections. Five of them are so remarkable that they deserve a place in the Treasury.

What do you think of the first anatomical standard work published in 1543? In seven volumes the Flemish physician Andries van Wesel shows the human body in the greatest detail. A true masterpiece. Or Isaac Newton's Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica. This weighty document by one of the most famous icons of modern science contains the notes of the Amsterdam merchant, writer and amateur mathematician Adriaen Verwer.

Browse online through the digitised copies and immerse yourself in the background stories about these five masterpieces from our Treasury.