EUSTACHIUS, Bartholomaeus (c.1505-1574). Tabulae Anatomicae. Edited by Giovanni Maria Lancisi (1654-1720). Amsterdam: R. and G. Wetstein, 1722.
2° (386 x 235mm). Title printed in red and black, half-title, woodcut ornamental initials, engraved title vignette after Pier Leole Ghezzi, and 21 engraved plates by Giulio de' Musi after drawings by Eustachi and Pier Matteo Pini. (Small stains or spotting in about 8 plates, neat short marginal tear.) Contemporary red deerskin-backed marbled paper boards (worn).
Second edition, with the same plates as the first edition, published at Rome in 1714, with the omission of the graduated scale plate. The plates were prepared in 1552 to illustrate a projected book by Eustachius entitled De dissensionibus ac controversiis anatomicis. The book was not published before the author's death in 1574, but the first eight plates were used to illustrate Eustachi's Opuscula anatomica, published in 1564. The engraved title vignette of a dissection in an anatomy theatre was engraved with slight differences; for example, the motto on the skeleton's plinth is omitted. A large, fresh copy, preserving many deckle edges. Wellcome II, 536.