Author of one of the most important anatomy treatise of the Renaissance – De Corporis humani fabrica, illustrated by anatomic drawings, Vésale challenged the medical theories of the ancients and preferred the experimental method
Close to the mylord, yet more luxurious, the only difference is the removable coachman’s seat fixed on ornamental hinges – and not on a wooden chest adjacent to the bodywork. According to a text dated 1844, the name Victoria, the queen of England from 1837 to 1901, was given to this carriage in France.
In the 19th century, the vis-à-vis is a carriage used for a drive out. It is light and open, close to the barouche and the sociable, while in the 18th century the word was used for a narrow two-seater town coach where the passengers faced one another.
Born in 1861 in Dusseldorf, Benno von Achenbach is considered as one of the most important masters in the art of coach driving. He developed a method resulting from a synthesis of his observations on the various ways of hitching the horses, and exposed it in a book, Anspannen und Fahren (1922).