Atlas of Human Anatomy and Surgery: The Complete Coloured Plates of 1831-1854 (25th Anniversary Special Edition)

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TASCHEN 25 - Special edition!

We owe a great debt to Jean Marc Bourgery (1797–1849) for his Atlas of Anatomy, which was not only a massive event in medical history, but also remains one of the most comprehensive and beautifully illustrated anatomical treatises ever published in any language.

Atlas of Human Anatomy and Surgery: The Complete Coloured Plates of 1831-1854 (25th Anniversary Special Edition)

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In 1830, having received his doctorate in medicine three years prior, Bourgery began work on his magnificent atlas in cooperation with illustrator Nicolas Henri Jacob (1782–1871). The first volumes were published the following year, but completion of the treatise required nearly two decades of dedication. The four parts of Bourgery's treatise cover descriptive anatomy, surgical anatomy and techniques, general anatomy and embryology, and microscopic anatomy. Jacob's spectacular hand-colored, life-size lithographs are remarkable for their clarity, color, and aesthetic appeal, reflecting a combination of direct laboratory observation and illustrative research; the images are to this day unsurpassed in anatomical illustration. "In their minute, painstaking details one senses the awe the body once commanded when it was a new, uncharted world begging for exploration." -I-D MAGAZINE, London "A magnificent addition to the TASCHEN facsimile reprints." -Forteantimes, London

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Author Jean Marc Bourgery / Dr. Jean-Marie Le Minor / Prof. Dr. Henri Sick
Publisher Taschen
Page Count 544pp
Publication Size 10.5 x 14.5
Publication Notes hardcover, slipcase, color, special edition price
Publication Date October 1, 2008
ISBN 978-3836508650

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