Siegfried Bernhard Albinus (1697-1770) famous anatomy engraving.
Elephant folio size engraved plate from the largest and most sumptuous anatomical series ever made. The plates were designed and engraved by Jan Wandelaar (1690-1759) are considered to be the most artistic and accurate representations of the human body that were ever made. Wandelaar worked on them from 1721, until his death in 1759.
Albinus, the celebrated professor of anatomy and surgery in Leiden, was one of the most renowned descriptive anatomist of his day and the pioneer of a new epoch in human anatomy. As well his own writings he edited the works of Eustachio, Fabricius and Harvey and collaborated with Herman Boerhaave editing a new edition of Vesalius, Opera omnia anatomica et chirurgica.
From Albinus, Tabulae sceleti et musculorum corporis human
Jan Wandelaar’s (1690–1759)
Wandelaar was a pupil of Folkema, van der Gouwen and De Lairesse. His anatomical engravings (for Ruysch’ Opera and Albinus Tabulae) are the main base for his renown and highly esteemed. He died in Leyden. Bernhard Siegfried Albinus (born Weiss, 1697-1770) was a German-born Dutch anatomist. His father was professor of medicine in Frankfurt, but later transferred to Leyden. Albinus began his studies at age 12, under Boerhaave and Bidloo. He was then instructed by Sebastien Vaillant and Jacob Winslow in Paris, and afterwards wholly devoted himself to anatomy and botany.
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