Frankfurt & Leipzig: Hieronymus Philippus Ritschel, 1720.
2nd Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Very Good. Item #003760
Folio (327 x 205 mm). , 42 pp. Title printed in red and black and with large vignette of the author's portrait, woodcut headpiece and initials, 4 (2 folding) engraved plates by Johann Heinrich Werner with approx. 82 (of with some detached) superimposed flaps illustrating successive layers of human anatomy. Contemporary full calf, spine with 7 raised bands and lettering in second compartment, original endpapers (soiling of boards, corners bumped, head of spine damaged, extremities rubbed, a few worm holes to lower spine and board edges). Text and plates with light even browning, minor spotting and marginal soiling in places, occasional creasing of text leaves, plates and flaps; first plate with frayed at bottom edge, leaf F1 with long clean tear inside text field w/o loss. Provenance: illegible stamps to title. ----
SECOND EDITION, REVISED, of the German-language adaptation of Johann Remmelin's Catoptrum microcosmicum, a layman's guide to human anatomy, with the plates reversed and reduced from the engravings for the Latin editions. Christoph von Hellwig (before 1716 also Christoph Hellwig) was a German physician, city physicist at Tennstedt and Erfurt, publicist and creator of a "Hundred Year Calendar". References: Waller 4288; Choulant-Frank, p. 234; Wellcome III, 240. - Visit our website to see more images!
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