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Anatomical diagram of the muscles of the human back

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Title

Anatomical diagram of the muscles of the human back

Subject

Back Muscles--anatomy & histology
Superficial Back Muscles--anatomy & histology
Anatomy, Artistic
Book Illustrations

Description

Engraving by Carlo Cesio.
The human back with the muscles labeled, including the trapezius muscle. The diagram also depicts in a separate figure the bones of the hip seen from the back.
Includes labels defined in other plates.
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

Language

ita

Type

StillImage

Identifier

ZAo_13b.pl8

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 back,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed July 7, 2022, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1673.