William Cowper - Anatomia Corporum Humanorum - 1739

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William Cowper - Anatomia Corporum Humanorum - 1739
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Anatomia Corporum Humanorum centum et quatuordecim tabulis, singulari artificio, nec minori elegantia ab excellentissimis, qui in Europa sunt, artificibus ad vivum expressis, atque in aes incisis illustrata. Amplius explicata, multisque novis anatomicis inventis, chirurgicisque observationibus aucta Guilielmo Cowper accedunt ejusdem introductio in oeconomiam animalium, & Index in totum Opus. Omnia nunc primum latinitate donata. Curante Guilierlo Dundass.

Frontispiece, 9) 59 (2), 114 folia. Rebound half Leather with 5 raised bands, large Folio 54 x 38 cm. (The pages are occasionally soiled, mostly in the margins, some of the plates are reinforced on the verso, the pages of the Appendix are reinforced in the margins. Otherwise a good and firm copy. Usually plate number 10 is also a folding plate but in this copy, both halves are bound separately which makes 115 full-page engravings instead of the usual 114. The first Latin edition of one of the finest anatomical works of the eighteenth century by the English surgeon William Cowper, 1666-1709. The work was initially published by Cowper in English with the title ‘The Anatomy of Humane Bodies’ (1698), and was an almost direct copy of the ‘Anatomia Humani Corporis’ (1685) by the Dutch surgeon and professor of anatomy Govard Bidloo, 1649-1713. Cowper translated this work, added 9 plates, and some of his own commentaries, and published it as his own work. Although the obvious plagiarism the work became, also due to its improvements, more famous than the original and was reprinted three times in the eighteenth century, once in English and twice in Latin. The large anatomical atlas is illustrated with a frontispiece and 115 full-page engravings, of which 2 folding engravings. The plates depict the human bodies of adults and infants in living forms and different types of dissection. The first 106 plates (numbered as 105) are engraved by Pieter van Gunst after the drawings of Gerard de Lairesse, the final 9 plates are engraved by Michel van der Gucht after the drawings of Henry Cook. All of the plates are accompanied by a description of the depicted dissection on the facing leaves. The plates are very sharp and detailed and despite the subjects displayed they provide a tasteful representation of dissection. With good reason called one of the most beautiful anatomical atlases of the eighteenth century.

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Object
Boek
Aantal boeken
1
Onderwerp
Geneeskunde
Auteur/ Illustrator
William Cowper
Boektitel
Anatomia Corporum Humanorum
Staat
Fraai
Publicatiejaar oudste item
1739
Druk
later
Taal
Latijn
Oorspronkelijke taal
Ja
Band
Halfleer
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Andere extra - zie beschrijving
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