Find thousands of books, manuscripts, visual materials and unpublished archives from our collections, many of them with free online access.

Vertebrae: thirteen figures. Line engraving by A. Bell after J.J. Sue, 1798.

Sue, M. 1710-1792.
  • Pictures

About this work


[Edinburgh] : [A. Bell], [1798]

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; platemark 34.3 x 24.5 cm


Tab. LIX. Part 3. Pl. 100. A. Bell, Prin. Wal. sculptor fecit

Publications note

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

Lettering note

Individual areas of vertebrae indicated with letters

Creator/production credits

According to Schiebinger, the designs of the plates in the Traité d'ostéologie may be the work of Marie‐Geneviève‐Charlotte Thiroux d’Arconville



  • English
  • Latin

Permanent link

We’re improving the information on this page. Find out more.