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The course of the veins and the arteries through the body (Table IV), after Eustachius; the arterial system (Table V), after Cowper in Drake. Etching by I. Basire, 1743.

Basire, Isaac, 1704-1768.
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[1743]

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The figure on the left provides a view of the situation of the arteries and veins within the body, in contrast with the figure on the right which shows the arterial system completely removed from the body

Publication/Creation

[London] : [T. Osborne and J. Roberts], [1743]

Physical description

1 print : etching ; 30.3 x 39.8 cm

Lettering

I. Basire sculp.

Publications note

K.B. Roberts and J.D.W. Tomlinson, The fabric of the body. European traditions of anatomical illustration, Oxford 1992, pp. 198-199, pl. 48
Ludwig Choulant, History and bibliography of anatomic illustration, tr. and ed. Mortimer Frank, Chicago 1920, revd ed. New York 1945, pp. 200-204

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 37028i

Reproduction note

The figure on the left (Table IV) is after a plate made by 1552 for the Italian anatomist, Bartholomaeus Eustachius, but only first published in Rome in 1714 by Giovanni Maria Lancisi in the Tabulae anatomicae clarissimi viri Bartholomaei Eustachii quas è tenebris tandem vindicatas, pl. 25 (see Roberts and Tomlinson 1992, pl. 48) The figure on the right (Table V) is one of the plates the anatomist William Cowper provided to illustrate James Drake's Anthropologia nova, London 1707, ii, fig. 20

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