Anatome animalium, terrestrium variorum, volatilium, aquatilium, serpentum, infectorum, ovorumque, structuram naturalem. Gerard BLAES, BLASIUS.
Anatome animalium, terrestrium variorum, volatilium, aquatilium, serpentum, infectorum, ovorumque, structuram naturalem
Anatome animalium, terrestrium variorum, volatilium, aquatilium, serpentum, infectorum, ovorumque, structuram naturalem

The first comparative manual of comparative anatomy

Anatome animalium, terrestrium variorum, volatilium, aquatilium, serpentum, infectorum, ovorumque, structuram naturalem.

Amsterdam: Johannes van Someren, 1681.

1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Very Good. Item #001776

4to (260x210 mm), [8] 1-494 [2] pp., engraved title by Jan Luyken, 5 engraved plates and 60 engraved full-page text illustrations, library stamps, contemporary ink notes to front endpapers, waterstaining to upper edge, title page ruled in red, browning and soiling, p.135 with tear to lower margin. Contemporary calf (worn, spine rebacked). ----

Cole, Comparative Anatomy, pp. 150-55; Garrison-Morton 296 ("Blaes anticipated Cowper in finding the Cowper's glands, which he illustrated in his plate of the genitalia and os penis of the rat"); Nissen ZBI 381; NLM/Krivatsy 1339; Norman 241; Wellcome II, p. 179, Heirs of Hippocrates 361. - First edition of the first comparative manual of comparative anatomy based on the original studies of a working anatomist (cf. Haskell F. Norman, 1998, lot 297).

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