Record number 03/6612
Author Albinus, Bernhard Siegfried, 1697 - 1770
Uniform Title[Tabulae Sceleti Et Musculorum Corporis Humani. 1749.] English.
TitleTables Of The Skeleton And Muscles Of The Human Body, By Bernard Siegfried Albinus. Translated From The Latin.
ImprintLondon:: Printed For John And Paul Knapton., M.DCC.XLIX.
Physical Description[92] p., 3, 25 [i.e. 40] pl.: [1] illus. (t.p. vignette); 695 mm. (Broadsheet ).
Physical Description NoteIn the first sequence of three plates there are bis pl. 1-3; in the second sequence of 25 pl. there are bis pl.1-9.
Content Format Note[T.p.] - An Account of the Work - [Plates 1-3, 1-25, with texts] - Index Musculorum.
Summary NotePublication-dates of 1747, 1748 or 1749 are carried by the plates.

The plates show the human body set before scenic backgrounds (including a figure of a hippopotamus). Plates 1-9 are preceded by bis plates which are outline drawings keyed to the text.

In the same year the Knaptons published also a Latin version of this work.The work was originally published in 1747, and has been regarded as one of the high points of anatomic engraving.
Responsibility NoteThe plates are all signed by their engravers - C. Grignion, G. Scotin, S. F. Ravenet or L. P. Boitard. No draughtsman is named, but the plates are copied from Jan Wandelaar's illustrations to the original edition (1747).

The title-page vignette is signed as drawn by N. Blakey and engraved by G. Scotin.

Each numbered plate carries the publisher's imprint, 'Impensis J. & P. Knapton Londini' (with the date).
SubjectAnatomy - Human anatomy - Musculoskeletal system
Manuals - Great Britain - 18th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 18th century
ReferencesESTC T85947
See the bibliographic note the Latin version, Bernardi Siegfried Albini Tabulae Sceleti (1749).
Copy NoteDefective; lacks the first six plates (1-3 and 1-3 bis) and accompanying pages of text. Has a second copy of the title-page bound in at the end.
Binding Note20th-century half calf, marbled-papered boards; retaining earlier black morocco spine-label lettered 'Anatomical Tables - The Muscles, Blood Vessels And Nerves Of The Human Body - Albinus'. Bound with one other.
ProvenanceAcquired after 1901.
Contributors Knapton, John, 1696 - between 1767 and 1770, publisher
Knapton, Paul, ca. 1703 - 1755, publisher
Blakey, Nicholas, fl. 1749-17581758, draughtsman
Grignion, Charles, 1721 - 1810, engraver
Boitard, Louis-Philippe, fl. 1733 - 67, engraver
Wandelaar, Jan, 1690 - 1759, draughtsman
Ravenet, Simon François, A.R.A., 1706 - 1774, engraver
John and Paul Knapton. publisher
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