Historia musculorum hominis.
Leidae Batavorum, Th. Haak & H.Mulhovium, 1734. 4to. W. 8 engr. pls. (of which 4 outline pls.). Contemp. marbl. clf., spine gilt. (Top of spine some dam., edges rubb.). [A - Z4, 2A - 2Z4, 3A - 3Z4, 4A - 4R4]. (696 pp.). Mispag. 205 for 502; errata and directions on 4R4 verso; (Free marbl. endp. missing, some quires browned.). Hirsch Vol. I, pp. 71 - 73: Not satisfied with the anatomical engravings in Vesalius and Eustachius, Albinus decided to publish a book which would contain pls. illustrating his anatomical lectures.: Wellcome vol. II, p. 26: Heirs of Hippocrates, 525: Blake, p. 9: Cole, 1359: Garrison, p. 336: 'Under Albinus' direction, the artist Jan Wandelaar established a new anatomic norm in illustration, founded upon the closest scientific observation.': Choulant/Frank, p. 280: Haller, Bibl. Anat. vol. II, p. 127 (para 874): Punt, "Albinus", p. 1 - 7, and i.l.c.: 'The "Historia"... contained very detailed descriptions of all muscles of the human body ... These were the first depictions in which Jan Wandelaar applied the "architectonic" procedure of "projective" transposition of the objects to paper with the aid of a pair of compasses and a ruler.': Norman Coll., 28: 'The plates in this work, illustrating the muscles of the hand, ...'Boyes, pp. 10 - 11:
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