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Anatomical diagram of the muscles of the human torso

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Title

Anatomical diagram of the muscles of the human torso

Subject

Torso--anatomy & histology
Muscle, Skeletal--anatomy & histology
Anatomy, Artistic
Book Illustrations

Description

Engraving by Carlo Cesio.
The muscles of the male torso with the parts labeled and defined, including the pectoralis major, serratus anterior, and oblique muscles and the linea alba. The diagram also includes in separate figures the bones of the shoulder and pubic bone seen from the front.
Includes labels defined in other plates.
Plate includes hand-drawn fig leaf to cover genitals made by unknown previous owner.
Title supplied by cataloger.

Creator

Cesi, Carlo, 1626-1686

Source

Cognitione de muscoli del corpo humano, Carlo Cesi's collection of anatomic engravings for artists, was first published in Rome in 1679. Containing 16 illustrations in total, the work focuses on muscle anatomy with several stylistically posed muscle manikins, and two plates of skeletons. This extremely rare edition was published in 1730, after Cesi's death. Cesi was a 17th century Italian painter and engraver of some renown.

Publisher

Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Date

1730

Identifier

ZAo_13b.pl6

Original Format

1 print : copperplate engraving

Physical Dimensions

35 x 21 cm

Citation

Cesi, Carlo, 1626-1686, “Anatomical diagram of the muscles of the human torso,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed January 23, 2020, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1671.