A Compleat System Of The Blood-Vessels And Nerves, Taken From Albinus's Edition of Eustachius, Also From Ruysch, Vieussens, Du Verney, Haller, Trew, and J. B. Surgeon at Avignon; Beautifully Engraved on Large Copper Plates, With Tables of Explanation, Containing the Text of Eustachius, Albinus, &c. Translated Into English. To Which Are Prefixed Three Whole-Length Anatomical Figures, Representing The External Parts of the Human Body in both Sexes.

Bernhard Siegfried Albinus

RA Collection: Book

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Uniform Title

[Explicatio tabularum anatomicarum Barth. Eustachii., English., 1750.]


London:: Printed By H. Woodfall, For John And Paul Knapton., M.DCC.L.

Physical Description

[36] p., 3, 4 [i.e. 8]pl.; 659 mm. (Broadsheet).

General Note

In the second sequence of plates there are bis plates 1-4.


[T.p.] - Three Whole Length Anatomical Figures... [with pl. 1-3] - A Compleat System Of The Blood-Vessels And Nerves [with pl. 1-4 and bis 1-4].

Responsibility Note

The first sequence of plates, numbered I-III, are signed as engraved by G. Scotin or S. F. Ravenet; they carry no draughtsman's name, but their accompanying leaf of text states that they are 'Taken from Bidloo's Anatomy, And Enlarged', i.e. from G. Bidloo's Anatomia (1685), illustrated by G. de Lairesse. The second sequence of plates, numbered I-IV and bis I-IV, are all signed as engraved by J. S. Müller, and carry no draughtsman's name.

Each numbered plate carries the publisher's imprint, 'Impensis J. & P. Knapton Londoni' (and the date).

The title-page vignette is signed as drawn by N. Blakey and engraved by G. Scotin.


ESTC, N28528
R. Hilloowala, 'Bartolomeo Eustachio: his influence on Albinus', in Journal of the history of medicine and allied sciences, 41 (1986), p.442-62
On anatomic illustration see the bibliographic note on Bernardi Siegfried Albini Tabulae Sceleti Et Musculorum (1749).

Summary Note

Plates I-III of the first group carry the dates 1750, 1750, 1748; plates I-IV of the second group and bis I-IV carry the dates 1750 or 1749.

Albinus's Explicatio tabularum anatomicarum Barth. Eustachii was originally published at Leiden in 1744.

This English version was reissued in 1754 and 1758.


Acquired between 1769 and 1802. Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Binding Note

18th-century half morocco, marbled-papered boards; spine lettered, 'Albini's Tables of Anatomy'. Bound with Bernardi Siegfried Albini Tabulae Sceleti Et Musculorum Corporis Humani (1749).


Anatomy - Human anatomy
Treatises - Manuals - Netherlands - Great Britain - 18th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 18th century