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Vertebrae: thirteen figures. Line engraving by A. Bell after J.J. Sue, 1798.
- Sue, M. 1710-1792.
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[Edinburgh] : [A. Bell], 
1 print : engraving ; platemark 34.3 x 24.5 cm
Tab. LIX. Part 3. Pl. 100. A. Bell, Prin. Wal. sculptor fecit
Londa Schiebinger, 'Skeletons in the closet: the first illustrations of the female skeleton in eighteenth‐century anatomy', in: C. Gallagher and T. Laqueur (edd.), The making of the modern body: sexuality and society in the nineteenth century, Berkeley 1987, pp. 42-82
Wellcome Library no. 561553i
Individual areas of vertebrae indicated with letters
According to Schiebinger, the designs of the plates in the Traité d'ostéologie may be the work of Marie‐Geneviève‐Charlotte Thiroux d’Arconville