“A gorgeous compendium of anatomical drawings from the mid-19th century… one senses the awe the body once commanded when it was a new, uncharted world begging for exploration.”
Bourgery. Atlas of Human Anatomy and Surgery
Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.7 in., 2.62 lb, 832 pages
Discover one of the most comprehensive and beautifully illustrated anatomical treatises ever published. The product of more than two decades of dedication, and spanning descriptive, surgical, microscopic, and general anatomy, as well as embryology, The Atlas of Anatomy marks to this day a major achievement in medical history, and a breathtaking insight into the workings and wonder of the human body.
Customer reviews (9)
An unsurpassed treatise of the human bodyWe owe a great debt to Jean Baptiste Marc Bourgery (1797–1849) for his Atlas of Anatomy, which was not only a massive event in medical history, but also remains one of the most comprehensive and beautifully illustrated anatomical treatises ever published.
Bourgery began work on his magnificent atlas in 1830 in cooperation with illustrator Nicolas Henri Jacob (1782–1871), a student of the French painter Jacques Louis David. The first volumes were published the following year, but completion of the treatise required nearly two decades of dedication; Bourgery lived just long enough to finish his labor of love, but the last of the treatise’s eight volumes was not published in its entirety until five years after his death.
The eight volumes of Bourgery’s treatise cover descriptive anatomy, surgical anatomy and techniques (exploring in detail nearly all the major operations that were performed during the first half of the 19th century), general anatomy and embryology, and microscopic anatomy. Jacob’s spectacular hand-colored lithographs are remarkable for their clarity, color, and aesthetic appeal, reflecting a combination of direct laboratory observation and illustrative research. Unsurpassed to this day, the images offer exceptional anatomical insight, not only for those in the medical field but also for artists, students, and anyone interested in the workings and wonder of the human body.
Customer reviews (9)
Patricio, November 02, 2021
Beautiful book with incredible visuals on human anatomy.
Zoltan, November 02, 2021
Beautifully illustrated book. The information is so interesting! I love this book.
Best anatomy illustrations
Matija, October 30, 2021
Exellent book and great print quality!
José Luis, October 28, 2021
Extraordinarias ilustraciones para una enamorada de la anatomía humana, mi esposa.
Benjamin, October 27, 2021
Like every Taschen book, it's a pleasure to open this book and to have on my hands.
Ellie, October 27, 2021
I gifted this book and it is beloved by everyone who takes a look at it! The detail and quality are incredible, and it's a fun read/coffee table book.
Pedro, October 27, 2021
For doctors or healthcare professionals always a great pleasure to study anatomy from different perspectives. A great complement for every library
FANTÁSTICA EDICIÓN-Formato pequeño
Ruben, November 12, 2021
A pesar de su pequeño formato, las ilustraciones no pierden calidad ni detalle.
Peter, November 02, 2021
Die Illustrationen in diesem Atlas der menschlichen Anatomie sind extrem gelungen. Das Buch war ein Geschenk für einen Medizinstudenten, er hatte damit große Freude!
"I love the TASCHEN Anatomy book — every day it helps me find parts of my body I didn't know existed."
Illustration: Robert Nippoldt