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Muscles of the face
A view of the posterior external muscles
Muscles--anatomy & histology
Eye--anatomy & histology
Oculomotor Muscles--anatomy & histology
Facial Muscles--anatomy & histology
Copperplate engraving delineated by Brown, engraved by Sutton Nicholls.
Diagram depicting the muscles of the body viewed from the back, the right eye with muscles attached, and the muscles of the face, viewed in profile.
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
16 x 10 cm
Nicholls, Sutton, “Muscles of the face,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed October 20, 2020, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/149.