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Title: Tabula I from Albinus' 'Tabulae sceleti et musculorum corporis humani'. Full size skeleton from the front. In the background an angel carrying a shawl flying in the wind.
Description: Leidae Batavorum, J. et H. Verbeek, 1747. Large in folio. Original copperengr. by Jan Wandelaar. Meas. appr. 60 x 43 cm. Signed 'J. Wandelaar ad Ipsim Sceletum delineavit et incidit. Prostat Leidae Batavorum apud J. et H. Verbeek, Bibliopol. 1740' Some rest. to the margins, Hirsch Vol. I, pp. 71 - 73: Not satisfied with the anatomical engravings in Vesalius and Eustachius, Albinus decided to publish a book which would contain pls. illustrating his anatomical lectures [the Historia 1734]: Wellcome comp. vol. II, p. 26: Heirs of Hippocrates, 831: Blake, p. 9: Cole, cpmp. 1360: Garrison, p. 336: 'Under Albinus'direction, the artist Jan Wandelaar established a new anatomic norm in illustration, founded upon the closest scientific observation.': Choulant/Frank, p. 280 [276-283]: Haller, Bibl. Anat. vol. II, p. 127 (para 874): Punt, "Albinus", p. 7, 15, and i.l.c.: These are among the '... depictions in which Jan Wandelaar applied the "architectonic" procedure of "projective" transposition of the objects to paper with the aid of a pair of compasses and a ruler.': Norman Coll., 29: '... is among the most artistically perfect of anatomical atlases...'

Keywords: Illustrated medicine muscles illustrated books prints

Price: EUR 1250.00 = appr. US$ 1358.56 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 9018