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Muscles of a male in combat
Muscle, Skeletal--anatomy & histology
Engraving by Carlo Cesio.
Lateral view of a male figure with muscles visible, ready for battle with a sword in one hand and a shield raised on the other arm.
Title supplied by cataloger.
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, “Muscles of a male in combat,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed July 7, 2022, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1681.