Traité complet de l'Anatomie de l'Homme.Vols. I- VIII,
(Second edition, Paris, 1867–1871)
Author: BOURGERY, Jean-Baptiste (1797-1849)
Artist: Nicolas Henri Jacob (1782-1871)
Bourgery’s magnificent atlas in eight folio volumes is one of the greatest and most beautiful illustrated anatomical and surgical treatises ever published in any language. There is nothing to compare with the 750 superbly hand-coloured plates, all of which are drawn by or under the direction of Nicolas Henri Jacob, a pupil of Jacques Louis David. His spectacular hand-coloured lithographs are remarkable for their clarity, colour and aesthetic appeal, reflecting a combination of direct laboratory observation and illustrative research; the images are to this day unsurpassed in anatomical illustration.