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Anatomical diagram of the muscles

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Title

Anatomical diagram of the muscles

Subject

Human Anatomy
Muscles

Description

Copperplate engraving delineated by Brown, engraved by Sutton Nicholls.
Diagram depicting the muscles of a human male with head and limbs suspended by ropes, viewed from the front.
Title supplied by cataloger.

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.tab7

Original Format

1 print: copperplate engraving

Physical Dimensions

17 x 10 cm

Citation

Nicholls, Sutton, “Anatomical diagram of the muscles,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed December 5, 2020, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/148.