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Anatomical diagram of the muscles of the human back and arms
Back Muscles--anatomy & histology
Arm--anatomy & histology
Engraving by Carlo Cesio.
Rear view of a human figure with arms crossed behind the back. Muscles are labeled. The diagram also depicts in separate figures the shoulder bone and bones of the arm in the same position.
Includes labels defined in other plates.
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Cesi, Carlo, 1626-1686
Original image in: Cesi, Carlo, 1626-1686. Cognitione de muscoli del corpo humano (In Roma : da Vicenzo Billy, 1730). ZAo 13b (Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia)
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.
Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
1 print : copperplate engraving
35 x 21 cm
Cesi, Carlo, 1626-1686, “Anatomical diagram of the muscles of the human back and arms,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed July 1, 2022, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1674.