Engraving on hand laid (verge) paper. Watermark: Lily (fleur-de-lys), not visible in every sheet..
Sheet size: 29,5 x 44 cm. (11,6 x 17,3 inch). Image size: 25,6 x 37,8 cm. (10,1 x 14,9 inch).
From ?Tabulae anatomicae a celeberrimo pictore Petro Berrettino Cortonensi.’, originally published in Rome by Antonii de Rubeis, 1741. This edition Rome, 1788. Ref: Heirs of Hippocrates 470, Garrison 395.2.
Made by ‘Luca Chiamberlano’ after ‘Pietro da Cortona’. Made by ?Luca Ciamberlano? after ?Pietro Berretini da Cortona?. Luca Ciamberlano (1580-1641) was an Italian painter and engraver, born at Urbino. In the early part of his life he applied himself to the study of civil law. He then abandoned the study of jurisprudence to devote himself to painting and engraving, particularly the latter. He became the leading graphic artist of his day. Pietro da Cortona (1596-1669, born Berretini) was a leading Italian Baroque painter and one of the key figures in the development of Roman Baroque architecture.
Condition: Very good, given age. Light soiling and an occasional tiny spot. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: MALE ANATOMY-HEAD-CROSS SECTION-BRAIN