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William Cheselden’s Osteographia (1733)

- June 11, 2012 in anatomy, animal anatomy, Images, Images-18th, Images-Engraving-Line, Images-Science, non-article, Osteographia, William Cheselden

With its novel vignettes and its use of a camera obscura in the production of the plates, William Cheselden’s lavishly illustrated Osteographia or the Anatomy of the Bones, is recognized as a landmark in the history of anatomical illustration.

Read more about the Osteographia in Monique Kornell’s article for The Public Domain Review.

(All images via the National Library of Medicine. See their website for more images and scans of the original pages).














































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Turtle Anatomy (1821)

- May 23, 2012 in anatomy, animal anatomy, bojanus, Images, Images-19th, Images-Engraving-Line, Images-Science, non-article, turtle

Images from Anatome Testudinis Europaeae (1819-21) by the German physician and naturalist Ludwig Heinrich Bojanus (1776–1827). Bojanus was born at Bouxwiller in Alsace and studied at Darmstadt and the University of Jena. In 1806 he became professor of veterinary medicine at the University of Vilnius, switiching to comparative anatomy in 1824. As well as his anatomy of turtles, he was also the author of several scientific discoveries, including a glandular organ in bivalvular molluscs that is now known as organ of Bojanus, and the aurochs. In 1821, he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. (Wikipedia)

(All images extracted from the Biodiversity Heritage Library via the Internet Archive. A mention also to BibilOdyssey where we first came across the images).



































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