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De nieuw hervormde anatomie, ofte ontleding des menschen lighaams [...] Als ook een verhandeling van het balsemen der lighamen. Nooit voor desen dusdanig bekend gemaakt [...] Den derden druk. by  Steven Blankaart - Hardcover - 1696 - from Black Dog Rare Books (SKU: 34)

De nieuw hervormde anatomie, ofte ontleding des menschen lighaams [...] Als ook een verhandeling van het balsemen der lighamen. Nooit voor desen dusdanig bekend gemaakt [...] Den derden druk.

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De nieuw hervormde anatomie, ofte ontleding des menschen lighaams [...] Als ook een verhandeling van het balsemen der lighamen. Nooit voor desen dusdanig bekend gemaakt [...] Den derden druk.

by Blankaart, Steven

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Amsterdam: Jan ten Hoorn, 1696. 8vo (18,5 x 11,5 cm). [16], 761, [20], [3 blank] pp. Contemporary vellum. With engraved frontispiece, portrait of the author and 84 full-page engraved plates. Contemporary vellum. In very good condition, with the spine slightly soiled, paste-downs never pasted down, initials "HL" on flyleaf, paper slightly toned. In very good condition, with the spine slightly soiled, paste-downs never pasted down, paper slightly toned.

The third, greatly expanded edition of Blankaart's extremely influential anatomical manual, profusely illustrated with 84 detailed plates.

The Dutch pharmacist, physician, and anatomist Steven Blankaart (1650-1702) followed the mechanical school. He was an early empiricist and did important research on the capillary system. But is significance lies elsewhere: through his many books in the vernacular he helped disseminate and popularize medical knowledge previously reserved for well-educated Latin readers.

He teamed up with Jan ten Hoorn, a noted Amsterdam publisher of popular books, who spread Blankaart's work in handsome little 8vo's rather than costly folios. His Anatomie, first published in 1678, went through several editions and was available in Dutch, Latin, German and even English, serving as an indispensable reference tool for several decades.

Blankaart's Anatomie had a lasting impact on Japanese medicine: it was the main source of Rangaku-sha Genshin Udagawa's Ihan Teiko. Indeed, the revised 1808 edition of Udagawa's ground-breaking work featured "fifty-two copper-plate etchings reproduced by Aodo Denzen from Stephen Blankaart's De nieuwe hervormde anatomie" (Goodman, Japan: The Dutch Experience).

Blankaart structured his Anatomie after the human bloodstream, starting with the anatomy of the heart, followed by the arteries, the lungs, the brain, the nervous system, the eyes, etc, ending with the bones and skin. Added at the end is an account of embalming, describing a method newly invented by Blankaart.

"The finely engraved plates in this profusely illustrated work attest to Blankaart's keen observational powers" (Heirs of Hippocrates).

Very rare on the market.

Kritvatsky 1311; STCN (2 copies); cf. Dictionary of Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Dutch Philosophers I, pp. 106-110; Goodman, Japan: The Dutch Experience, p. 135; Heirs of Hippocrates, 676 (1695 Latin edition); Thijssen-Schoute, Nederlands cartesianisme, passim.

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Bookseller Inventory #
34
Title
De nieuw hervormde anatomie, ofte ontleding des menschen lighaams [...] Als ook een verhandeling van het balsemen der lighamen. Nooit voor desen dusdanig bekend gemaakt [...] Den derden druk.
Author
Blankaart, Steven
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Jan ten Hoorn
Place of Publication
Amsterdam
Date published
1696
Keywords
Medicine, anatomy Anatomy & Physiology
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