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Engraving of two male anatomical figures shown from the waist up, the one of the left facing the viewer holding a human head in his right hand, the one on the right with his back to the viewer holding up a human ear in his right hand, from Amé Bourdon’s Nouvelles tables anatomiques, Cambray, 1678, NLM Call no. WZ 250 B7695nt 1678.

Table 1

Engraving of the legs of two male anatomical figures shown from the waist down, the one of the left facing the viewer, the one on the right with his back to the viewer, with text of the book’s title engraved in between from Amé Bourdon’s Nouvelles tables anatomiques, Cambray, 1678, NLM Call no. WZ 250 B7695nt 1678.

Table 1 [A], Titlepage

Engraving of the abdominal muscles on two human figures beside each other with the flesh pulled away to reveal the abdominal interior, from Amé Bourdon’s Nouvelles tables anatomiques, Cambray, 1678, NLM Call no. WZ 250 B7695nt 1678.

Table 1 [B]

Engraving of the peritoneum and the small intestines and bladder on two human figures beside each other with the flesh pulled away to reveal the abdominal interior, from Amé Bourdon’s Nouvelles tables anatomiques, Cambray, 1678, NLM Call no. WZ 250 B7695nt 1678.

Table 2

Complex engraving showing the female reproductive system and several fetuses in different states of development; on the left had side of the image are the reproductive organs including uterus, ovaries, cervix, vagina and associated circulatory system; in the middle and right of the image are placentas with and without fetus in various stages of development, including a nearly completely developed child at the top right with umbilical cord attached to a large placenta in the center of the image; from Amé Bourdon’s Nouvelles tables anatomiques, Cambray, 1678, NLM Call no. WZ 250 B7695nt 1678.

Table 4

Engraving showing a facing standing skeleton on the right side of the page with a human head on the left with skin pulled away to reveal eye and jaw muscles; between the two are numerous depictions of bones including the mandible, individual vertebrae, the hyoid bone, and a detail of the muscles of the eye; from Amé Bourdon’s Nouvelles tables anatomiques, Cambray, 1678, NLM Call no. WZ 250 B7695nt 1678.

Table 5

Engraving showing the legs of a large skeleton on the right side with the full skeleton of a fetus in the center of the image; to the left are other bones, including in the left lower corner a view of a skull from below and a detail of the hip joint; in the upper left are shown the hard palate and the bones of the hand; from Amé Bourdon’s Nouvelles tables anatomiques, Cambray, 1678, NLM Call no. WZ 250 B7695nt 1678.

Table 5 [A]

Engraving of two male muscle figures shown from the waist up, wherein flesh has been pulled away to reveal muscles in detail; the figure on the left is facing the viewer, the figure on the right is exposing his back to the viewer, from Amé Bourdon’s Nouvelles tables anatomiques, Cambray, 1678, NLM Call no. WZ 250 B7695nt 1678.

Table 6

Engraving of two male muscle figures shown from the waist down (i.e. the legs and feet), wherein flesh has been pulled away to reveal muscles in detail; the figure on the left is facing the viewer, the figure on the right is exposing his back to the viewer; includes close up details of the muscle tissues; from Amé Bourdon’s Nouvelles tables anatomiques, Cambray, 1678, NLM Call no. WZ 250 B7695nt 1678.

Table 6 [A]

Engraving of a male figure from the waist up on the left showing the circulatory system, with an engraving of the respiratory and part of the nervous system on the right with an interior view of the base of the skull set in the upper middle of the image, from Amé Bourdon’s Nouvelles tables anatomiques, Cambray, 1678, NLM Call no. WZ 250 B7695nt 1678.

Table 7

Engraving of a male figure from the waist down on the left showing the circulatory system, with an engraving of the respiratory and part of the nervous system on the right, from Amé Bourdon’s Nouvelles tables anatomiques, Cambray, 1678, NLM Call no. WZ 250 B7695nt 1678.

Table 7 [A]

Engraving showing a female figure on the right from the waist up with long flowing hair, brain exposed along with internal organs and circulatory system; on the left is the nervous system from the waist up with the brain on top, central spinal cord, and the nerves of the left side of the body including thorax and upper arm, from Amé Bourdon’s Nouvelles tables anatomiques, Cambray, 1678, NLM Call no. WZ 250 B7695nt 1678.

Table 8

Engraving showing a female figure on the right from the waist down with circulatory system of the right leg; on the left is the nervous system from the waist down with the nerves of the spinal cord placed further to the left, from Amé Bourdon’s Nouvelles tables anatomiques, Cambray, 1678, NLM Call no. WZ 250 B7695nt 1678.

Table 8 [A]

Engraving of two male anatomical figures, the one of the left facing the viewer holding a human head in his right hand, the one on the right with his back to the viewer holding up a human ear in his right hand, with the title page information engraved in between them at thigh level, from Amé Bourdon’s Nouvelles tables anatomiques, Cambray, 1678, NLM Call no. WZ 250 B7695nt 1678.

Full Length Table 1

Engraving showing a large facing standing skeleton on the right side of the page with a human head on the left with skin pulled away to reveal eye and jaw muscles; between the two is a fetal skeleton at bottom and numerous depictions of bones including  a skull viewed from the bottom, the hip joint, the mandible, individual vertebrae, the hyoid bone, and a detail of the muscles of the eye; from Amé Bourdon’s Nouvelles tables anatomiques, Cambray, 1678.

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Bourdon Full Length Table 6

Full Length Table 6

Bourdon Full Length Table 7

Full Length Table 7

Engraving showing a female figure on the right with long flowing hair, brain exposed along with internal organs and circulatory system; on the left is the nervous system with the brain on top, central spinal cord, and the nerves of the left side of the body including thorax, arm and leg; from Amé Bourdon’s Nouvelles tables anatomiques, Cambray, 1678, NLM Call no. WZ 250 B7695nt 1678.

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