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Muscle distribution of the upper body (front).

Date

1801

Creator

Joseph Constantine Carpue (1764-1846, British), Engraver

After

Joseph Constantine Carpue (1764-1846, British), Engraver

Object type

Library reference

Tracts/X197/7

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 260mm
width (print): 195mm

Subject

Biology
   > Anatomy

Content object

Description

Fully annotated colour illustration showing the areas of musculature insertion on the human skeleton; this plate concentrates on the upper body, specifically the arm and shoulder.

Carpue created this guide for the benefit of students of anatomy. In the forward he states that the diagrams are meant to assist in the dissection room and that the illustrations primarily show the insertions of the muscles.

Plate 4 from A Description of the Muscles of the Human Body, as they Appear on Dissection; with the synonyma of COWPER, WINSLOW, DOUGLAS, ALBINUS, and INNES, and the new nomenclature of DUMAS, Professor of Anatomy at Montpellier; with prints and maps, showing the insertions of muscles by J. C. Carpue (London, Longman and Rees, 1801). Inscribed: ‘Plate 4, Published Oct 1st 1801by W Leney 38 York St West.’

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