4 Antique Prints – ANATOMY-HUMAN HEART – [Cloquet-1821]



Four plates depicting the human heart.




Description: This rare original antique print originates from ‘Anatomie De L’Homme Ou Descriptions Et Figures Lithographiees De Toutes Les Parties Du Corps Humain’, by Jules Cloquet. Paris: a L’Imprimerie Lithographique De C. De Lasteyrie, De Rignoux and Engelmann. Published 1821-1831 with 300 lithographed plates after drawings by Haincelin & others. This is the first anatomical Atlas illustrated with lithographs and printed by the first ateliers of Paris, two of which were founded in 1816. They were established by Charles de Lasteyrie and Godefroy Engelmann, who were among the pioneers of the lithographic art in France.

Artists and Engravers: Jules Germain Cloquet (1790 – 1883) was a French physician and surgeon who was born and practiced medicine in Paris. His older brother, Hippolyte Cloquet (1787 – 1840), was also a physician. In 1821 Jules Cloquet became one of the earliest members elected to the Academie Nationale de Medecine in Paris. Cloquet was a skilled artist; in his best-known work, Anatomie de l’homme, most of the 1300 illustrations were drawn by him. He was the inventor of several surgical instruments, including an arterial forceps. He also had a keen interest in alternative medical practices such as mesmerism and Acupuncture.

Condition: Good. General age-related toning and light staining. Irregular edges from binding. Ocasionally a very small tear in the edges. Please study scan carefully.

Medium: Crayon style lithograph on a vellin type paper.

Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 35 x 53.5 cm. The image size is ca. 24 x 38 cm. (Images do not show entire sheet.)



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