1749 ALBINUS MASSIVE ANATOMY ATLAS Medicine /40 PLATES
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[History of Science - Medicine - 18th century] [Medicine - Anatomy - Skeleton and the Muscular System]
[Book Illustrations - Anatomical Engravings]
Printed by H. Woodfall for John and Paul Knapton, London, 1749. (Engraved title-page dated 1747; other plates dated variously 1747-9).
Text in Latin. ILLUSTRATED WITH 40 MAGNIFICENT ENGRAVED PLATES. In gigantic broadsheets (Elephant Folio) format measuring about 70 by 50 cm!
This RARE 2nd edition of, perhaps, the most splendid anatomical atlas of 18th century, was published by John and Paul Knapton in London without author's permission (later that year they issued an English translation of the work), only two years after the 1st edition was published in 1747 in Leiden (largely at Albinus' own expense).
This 2nd edition is printed in the same enormous format as the first 1747, with the celebrated Jan Wandelaar's plates re-engraved for this edition by Charles Grignion, Jean-Baptiste Scotin, Ludovico-Antonio Ravenet and Louis-Pierre Boitard.
Albinus' The Tables of the Skeleton and Muscles of the Human Body is ''AMONG THE MOST ARTISTICALLY PERFECT OF ANATOMICAL ATLASES... Wandelaar placed his skeletons and musclemen against lush ornamental backgrounds to give them the illusion of vitality, using contrasts of mass and light to produce a three-dimensional effect. The most famous plate i
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