“THE MOST ELABORATE AND BEAUTIFUL
OF ALL 17TH-CENTURY ENGLISH TREATISES ON ANATOMY”
COWPER, William. The Anatomy of Humane Bodies. Leyden, 1737. Second edition of Cowper’s splendid large folio anatomical atlas, one of the greatest of all artistic anatomies. Superbly illustrated with engraved title page and 114 magnificent folio engraved plates (two folding and one double-page), including 105 plates originally drawn by Rembrandt’s rival, Gerard de Lairesse for Bidloo’s Anatomia (1685). $14,500.