ANATOMY IMPROV'D & ILLUSTRATED B. GENGA 1723 LTD ED 2500 ANATOMY LITHOS, FOLIO
ANATOMY IMPOV'D & ILLUSTRATED by Bernardino Genga (1620 – 1690) — Limited Edition FOLIO of 2500 Copies, 1972 — ANATOMY AND SKELETON MEDICAL ILLUSTRATIONS LITHOGRAPHS
"Anatomy Improv'd and Illustrated With Regard to the Uses thereof in Designing: Not only laid down from an Examen of the Bones and Muscles of the Human Body, but alsop Demonstrated and Exemplified from The most Celebrated Antique States in Rome Exhibited in a great Number of Copper Plates, with all the Figures in Various Views. Intended Originally for Use of The Royal French Academy of Painting and Sculpture. And carried on under the Care and Inspection of Charles Errard Director of the Same in rome. The Dissections made by DocR. Ber. Genga. Anatomis Royal. The Explanations and Indexes Added By SignR. Can. John Maria Lancissi, P. Physician to his Holyness Pope Innocent XI. A Work of great Use to Painters Sculptors Statuaries And all others in the Noble Arts of Designing. First Published at Rome By Dom di Roffi, And Now Re-engraven by the Ablest Hands in England. And Republished by John Senex at the Globe against St. Dunstan's Church in Fleet-Street. London."
Brown quarter leather over orange cloth-covered boards, in matching slipcase. Reprint of the 1723 edition. 12" x 17"; 58 pages with 56 anatomical plates. In overall near mint condition, very slight wear to one board corner with no visible wear to binding. Pages are crisp and clean. Minimal wear to slipcase. One 2,272 of 2,500 numbered copies nicely printed on rag paper and bound in Edinburgh.