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Anatomical diagram of the muscles
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.
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.
Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
1 print: copperplate engraving
17 x 10 cm
Nicholls, Sutton, “Anatomical diagram of the muscles,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed October 25, 2020, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/148.