Rare Antique Print – ANATOMY-HUMAN HEART-T.22 – [Lairesse-Bidloo-1685]



Large plate depicting the human heart.




Subject: Antique print, titled: ”T.23.” – Tab.22. Tabula Vigesimaesecundae: This large plate shows the human heart. Original legend sheet available on request (if available due to legends of 2 plates being on 1 sheet).

Description: This scarse / rare large original old / antique medical / anatomy print / plate originates from Goverd Bidloo’s landmark work titled: ‘Anatomia Humani Corporis’ (1685). The same plates were also used in: ‘Anatomia Corporum Humanorum’ by William Cowper, 1739. This plate is from the 1685 ed.

Artists and Engravers: Made by ‘Gerard de Lairesse’ after ‘Govert Bidloo’. Gerard or Gerard de Lairesse (1640/1641 – 1711) was a very talented Dutch Golden Age painter and art theorist. Govert Bidloo or Govard Bidloo (1649 – 1713) was a Dutch Golden Age physician, anatomist, poet and playwright. He was the personal physician of William III of Orange-Nassau, Dutch stadholder and king of England.

Condition: Good, given age. Plate and image in good condition. Light soiling from handling. Paper edges cut with original horizontal folds from binding. Some creasing. Lower left paper edge short, as issued, remargined with identical paper. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.

Medium: Copperplate engraving on hand laid (verge) paper.

Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 34.5 x 51 cm. The image size is ca. 26 x 42 cm.

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