Hand-colored lithograph
Jean Marc Bourgery (1797-1849)
Traité complet de l'anatomie de l'homme
Paris: C.-A. Delauney, 1831-54
General Research Division, The New York Public Library
Astor Library

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A French surgeon and anatomist, Jean Marc Bourgery began publishing his atlas of illustrations of anatomy and surgery in 1839 to accompany the text volumes, which began publication in 1831. Not completed until five years after his death, the massive eight-volume atlas contains 726 spectacular hand-colored lithographs by Nicolas Henri Jacob. The life-size images are remarkable for their clarity and aesthetic appeal.


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