Florence: D. Serantoni, 1841. Hand-colored lithograph. Sheet 17" x 12" Table 5 from "Iconografia d’Anatomia Chirurgica e di Medicina Operatoria," vol. 2. In 1830 Jacob and Bourgery began the eight-volume masterpiece titled “Traité complet de l’anatomie de l’homme." Volumes six and seven were published in Italian with one color plate per page rather than four black and white plates per page in the French original. This Italian edition is considered one of the most beautiful illustrated medical books of the 19th century. N.H. Jacob was a French designer, lithographer, and cabinet maker who studied under the painter Jacques-Louis David. J.M. Bourgery was a French physician and anatomist. He and Jacobs’s work on “Traité complet de l’anatomie de l’homme” encompassed twenty years. Fine. Item #618882
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