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Jan Walker (1690-1759)

Jan Walker (1690-1759)


Anatomical representation of distinguished male

Original antique copper engraving


54 x 48 cm

In rich frame 92x72cm


1747, London

Published by BS Albinus (1697-1770)




  • Anatomical Atlas

    Bernard Siegfried Albinus (1697-1770) published his 'Tabulae Sceleti et Musculorum Corporis Humani' in 1747, the most ambitious anatomical atlas of the eighteenth century.


  • The ideal human

    The atlas is illustrated by the draftsman and engraver Jan Wandelaar (1690-1759). Both the skeletal and muscular men were supposed to be images of the 'homo perfectus'. Or rather: the ideal person.

  • Teyler's Museum

    The complete atlas can be seen in the Teylers Museum. Hereby the link to a shortreport of my visit to this Haarlem Museumduring the exhibition on the work of Leonardo De Vinci.

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