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The heart with the auricles, etc. fill'd with wax
Heart with the auricles, etc. filled with wax
Heart--anatomy & histology
Copperplate engraving delineated and engraved by Sutton Nicholls .
Diagram depicting the heart and its auricles, ventricles, arteries, and veins connecting heart and lungs.
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
23 x 31 cm
Nicholls, Sutton, “The heart with the auricles, etc. fill'd with wax,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed October 20, 2020, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/150.