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The fore view of a sceleton: from Dr. Douglass

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Title

The fore view of a sceleton: from Dr. Douglass
Fore view of a skeleton

Subject

Skeleton
Bone and Bones--anatomy & histology
Book Illustrations

Description

Copperplate engraving by Sutton Nicholls.
Diagram of a human skeleton seen from the front, with right arm raised.

Creator

Nicholls, Sutton

Source

Original image in: Cheselden, William, 1688-1752. Anatomy of the humane body (London : Printed for N. Cliff and D. Jackson ... and W. Innys : 1713). Ac 23 (Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia)
Anatomy of the Humane Body by William Cheselden was a hugely popular anatomy textbook, containing twenty-three copperplate engravings primarily by Sutton Nicholls. The text was one of the first widely used manuals to explain anatomy in English as opposed to Latin. In later editions the "e" was dropped from "Humane" and a camera obscura was used to create additional plates.

Publisher

Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Date

1713

Identifier

Ac_23.tab1

Original Format

1 print: copperplate engraving

Physical Dimensions

17 x 10 cm

Citation

Nicholls, Sutton, “The fore view of a sceleton: from Dr. Douglass,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed October 20, 2020, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/143.