6 December 2004
ALBINUS, Bernhard Siegfried. Explicatio tabularum anatomicarum Bartholomaei Eustachii... Accedit tabularum editio nova. Leiden: Langerak and Verbeek, 1744.
2o (390 x 243 mm). Title printed in red and black, with engraved vignette, 89 engraved plates comprising 47 engraved plates mostly accompanied by outline illustrations. Contemporary calf, spine with morocco lettering piece.
FIRST EDITION. Distinguished both by Wandelaar's magnificent copies of the original plates (first prepared in 1552 by Eustachi and the artist Pier Matteo Pini, to illustrate an anatomical work entitled De dissensionibus ac controversiis anatomicis) and by the set of outline plates devised to explain them. "This particular method of explaining a drawing was one of the most valuable contributions made to medical illustration by Albinus and Wandelaar" (Herrlinger History of Medical Illustration, p. 134). Brunet I:143; Choulant-Frank, p. 202; Wellcome II, p. 26.
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