12 July 2017
BERRETTINI, Pietro, called 'Pietro da Cortona' (1596-1669). Tabulae anatomicae. Rome: Venanti Monaldini, 1788.
The preferred second edition of Berrettini’s celebrated anatomical designs. This edition removes the intrusive figures which had been added to Berrettini's plates when they were first published in 1741, returning them to a state much more closely resembling his original drawings. Choulant-Frank, pp. 235-39: ‘This edition … is to be preferred to the first edition’.
Folio (414 x 282mm). Title in red and black with engraved vignette of an anatomy, 27 engraved anatomical plates, engraved headpieces and initials. Modern leather, gilt spine. Provenance: indistinct ink inscription to title and front free endpaper.
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