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EUSTACHI, Bartolomeo. Tabulae anatomicae. 

Rome, Laurent et Thomas Pagliarini, 1728.

Un volume in Folio (381x251 mm), xxviii-79-(1 bl.)-(10) pages et 47 planches.  reliure : Pleine basane du dix-neuvième siècle. Mouillures en début d'ouvrage, mouchetures d'encre à la planche 10 et au feuillet de texte en regard, déchirure avec petit manque à la planche 33, légères rousseurs. Reliure frottée, coiffe supérieure et coins abîmés.

Seconde édition illustrée de 47 belles planches anatomiques et d’une grande vignette gravée par Gherrius en page de titre montrant une scène de dissection.
Bartolomeo Eustachi avait fait réaliser ces gravures pour un traité anatomique destiné à concurrencer celui de Vésale ; cet écrit n’était jamais paru et les planches ne furent redécouvertes qu’en 1714 par Johannes Lancisi qui les fit publier avec des notes.

références: Heirs of Hippocrates [324 (ed. 1714) : ""With the intention of publishing an anatomical text, Eustachi had completed the drawings for his work and the plates had been engraved by 1552. The text, however, was never completed and Eustachi's notes to the plates were lost except for the eight which had been published in his lifetime. The plates were inherited by Eustachi's assistant and were eventually deposited in the Vatican Library, where they were uncovered a century and a half later and published by the papal physician, Giovanni Maria Lancisi (see No. 687 ff.), who added his elucidations and included the previously published eight plates with Eustachi's commentary. In all, there are forty-seven plates. Although from an artistic standpoint they are not as well done as the anatomical plates of Vesalius, from the point of view of anatomy they are sometimes more accurate than Vesalius'. Had the plates been published at the time they were executed, Eustachi would undoubtedly have ranked with Vesalius as a founder of modern anatomical studies. Indeed, the title page vignette illustrating a dissection, the forty-seven plates themselves, and the large initial capital letters decorated with pastoral and hunting scenes make his a splendid anatomical atlas, with few peers and fewer superiors." ].

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