Record number 03/6622
Author Albinus, Bernhard Siegfried, 1697 - 1770
Uniform Title[Explicatio tabularum anatomicarum Barth. Eustachii. 1758.] English.
TitleA Compleat System Of The Blood-Vessels And Nerves, Taken From Albinus's Edition of Eustachius Also From Ruysch, Vieussens, Du Verney, Haller, Trew, and J. B. Surgeon at Avignon; Beautifully Engraved on Large Copper Plates, With Tables of Explanation, Containing the Text of Eustachius, Albinus, &c. Translated Into English. To Which Are Prefixed Three Whole-Length Anatomical Figures, Representing The External Parts of the Human Body in both Sexes.
ImprintLondon:: Printed For John Knapton., MDCCLVIII.
Physical Description[36] p., 3, 4 [i.e. 8]pl.: [1] illus. (t.p. vignette); 695 mm. (Broadsheet.)
Physical Description NoteIn the second sequence of plates there are bis plates 1-4.
Content Format Note[T.p.] - Three Whole Length Anatomical Figures... [with pl. 1-3] - A Compleat System Of The Blood-Vessels And Nerves [with pl. 1-4 and bis 1-4].
Summary NotePlates I-III of the first group carry the dates 1750, 1750, 1748; plates I-IV of the second group and bis I-IV carry the dates 1750 or 1749. This is a reprint of the first, 1750, edition, except that the title-page of that edition carried the imprint, 'London: Printed By H. Woodfall, For John And Paul Knapton. M.DCC.L.'

Albinus's Explicatio tabularum anatomicarum Barth. Eustachii was originally published at Leiden in 1744.

This English version was earlier reissued in 1754.
Responsibility NoteThe first sequence of plates, numbered I-III, are signed as engraved by G. Scotin or S. F. Ravenet; they carry no draughtsman's name, but their accompanying leaf of text states that they are 'Taken from Bidloo's Anatomy, And Enlarged', i.e. from G. Bidloo's Anatomia (1685), illustrated by G. de Lairesse. The second sequence of plates, numbered I-IV and bis I-IV, are all signed as engraved by J. S. Müller, and carry no draughtsman's name.

Each numbered plate carries the publisher's imprint, 'Impensis J. & P. Knapton Londoni' (and the date).

The title-page vignette is signed as drawn by N. Blakey and engraved by G. Scotin.
SubjectAnatomy - Human anatomy - Arteries - Nerves
Treatises - Manuals - Netherlands - Great Britain - 18th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 18th century
ReferencesESTC T85948
M. Cazort et al., The Ingenious Machine of Nature: Four Centuries Of Art And Anatomy [exhibition catalogue] (1996).
Copy NoteDefective; lacks the leaf of text accompanying the first sequence of plates, I-III. The first sequence of plates, I-III, has been bound in before the title-page. The verso of the last plate carries a pencil drawing of a human head.
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.
Contributors Blakey, Nicholas, fl. 1749-17581758, draughtsman
Müller, Johann Sebastian, 1715 - 1792, engraver
Eustachius, Bartolomeo, 1574
Lairesse, Gerard de, 1640 - 1711
Knapton, John, 1696 - between 1767 and 1770, publisher
Scotin, Gerard Jean-Baptiste, 1698 - after 1755, engraver
Ravenet, Simon François, A.R.A., 1706 - 1774, engraver
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