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Muscles of the face

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Title

Muscles of the face
A view of the posterior external muscles

Subject

Muscles--anatomy & histology
Eye--anatomy & histology
Oculomotor Muscles--anatomy & histology
Facial Muscles--anatomy & histology
Book Illustrations

Description

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.

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.tab8

Original Format

1 print: copperplate engraving

Physical Dimensions

16 x 10 cm

Citation

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.