William Harvey (1578-1657) physician who first described the systemic circulation of blood by the heart



Harvey was the first known physician to describe completely and in detail the systemic circulation and properties of blood being pumped to the brain and body by the heart.
Originally drawn/engraved by William Faithorne then engraved by unknown for ‘A Series of Four Hundred and Six Historical Portraits to Illustrate Granger’s Biographical History of England’, published by Walter V. Daniell, London 1890. Originally published by W. Richardson, London c. 1800.

c 1800
Image size 81 x 129 mm
600 ppi