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Auction 102, Lot 528

"[Table 16]", Lairesse, Gerard de

Subject: Anatomy

Period: 1698 (published)

Publication: The Anatomy of Humane Bodies

Color: Black & White

12.6 x 18.2 inches
32 x 46.2 cm

Large copperplate engraving originally appearing in Bidloo's superb atlas, one of the most striking and innovative anatomical atlases ever published. Bidloo's Anatomia with its innovative engravings by Lairesse was among the first to portray human anatomy in a naturalistic manner from actual dissections. This plate features the dissected back of a neck. Such realistic detail was not seen again in anatomical illustration until the beginning of the nineteenth century. It is from the second edition issued in English by Thomas Cowper from the plates he purchased from Bidloo.


Condition: B

Some faint foxing, else very good.

Estimate: $200 - $250


Closed on 3/5/2003