Theatrum anatomicum, quô, non tantùm integra totius corporis humani in suas partes [...] retecta sistitur: quaestiones difficiliores in arte prosectoria subinde enatae [...] reperiuntur: verùm etiam quicquid ad rei anatomicae illustrationem pertinet, per grandiores & verè elegantes tabulas aeneas bene multas nitidè explicatur; Tomus primus [-secundus]. Adjectae sunt ad calcem operis celeberr. Barth. Eustachii Tabulæ anatomicæ, ab illustrissimô Joh. Maria Lancisio, [...] summâ cum diligentiâ explanatæ; cum indicibus necessariis

Autore: MANGET, Jean Jacques (1652-1742)-EUSTACHI, Bartolomeo (ca. 1500-1574)

Tipografo: Jean Antoine Cramer & Philibert Perachon

Dati tipografici: Genève, 1716


Two volumes, folio (419x267 mm). Vol. I: [20], 434, [2] pp. Collation: [π]4 a6 A-Z6 Aa-Nn6 Oo2. The last leaf Oo2 is a blank. With the author's portrait engraved by Johann Georg Seiller after B. Guillibaud and 68 plates (numbered I-LXIV, I-IV), of which 1 is folding, mostly engraved by J.G. Seiller. Title page printed in red and black with an engraved vignette showing the demonstration of a human dissection (Seiller fc). Vol. II (two parts): [4], 452 pp. and 47 engraved plates (numbered LXV-CX, V); [12], XVI, 34, [10] pp. and XXI engraved plates. Collation: [π]2 A-Z6 Aa-Oo6 Pp4; ¶6 *-**4 a-c6 d4. The second part open with a separate title page printed in red and black: Tabulae anatomicae clarissimi viri Bartholomaei Eustachii quas e tenebris tandem vindicatas […] praefatione, notisque illustravit […] Joh. Maria Lancisius. Same engraved anatomical vignettes on both title pages. Contemporary half vellum, inked title on spines, marbled edges (rubbed and worn). Slightly browned (at places more heavily), a few plates closely trimmed, but a very good, genuine copy.

 

First edition, first issue with the date 1716 on all three parts. “In this compilation of contemporary anatomy, Manget systematically covers the anatomy of the human body, illustrated with 136 full-page engravings, some folded. The last portion of the second volume constitutes an authorized edition of Eustachi's Tabulae anatomicae, which had been first published only three years earlier in Rome. The plates, however, have been slightly reduced and some errors have crept in” (Heirs of Hippocrates, 443).

The work deals with the anatomy of man, woman and child, including skin, hair, muscles, bones and teeth, organs, nerves, blood vessels, respiratory system, digestive tract, reproductive system, etc. Although almost entirely devoted to human anatomy, a brief section deals with dogs, with an anatomical plate. Some figures show microscopic views of details. Some copies include an engraved portrait of Lancisi in the Tabulae anatomicae, here not included.

 

Wellcome, IV, 43; Blake, 285; Waller, 6215; Choulant, 204.


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