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Engraved frontispiece of a classical scene in a pastoral setting with a scientist in a toga, perhaps Galen, viewing an exposed skeleton laying on the ground on its back, with a tree on the right hand side of the image; from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Frontispiece,Galen

Typeset title page of William Cheselden’s Osteographia with an engraved vignette at the bottom of the image of two men at the right adjusting a skeleton hanging upside down from a tripod stand with a man on the left viewing it through a camera obscura; NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Titlepage

Engraving of the skeleton of a deer with small antlers as if running to the left hand side of the page; from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Page [8], Deer

Typeset page of text entitled, “To the Reader,” with a large engraved headpiece of a dog skeleton in a pastoral setting laying down asleep with its head pointing to the right of the image; from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Page [9], Dog

Engraving of a monkey skeleton facing forward recumbent upon a tree stump with right hand propping up the body on a tree branch and left hand raised to the sky as if in thought, from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Page [12], Monkey

Typeset page of text with large engraved vignette at the top of the page showing three standing skeletons in classical poses: the one on the left contemplates a skull on a classical stone pediment; the middle one facing the viewer with a grim open mouth, leaning on a staff with his left hand; the third on the right is hunched over facing the right as if weeping with his face away from the viewer, mostly showing the rear view; from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Page [13]

Typeset page of text with large engraved vignette at the top of the page showing the skeletons of a cat and dog hissing at each other, with the cat on the left and the dog on the right and mostly cut off the edge; from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Page [25], Cat & Dog

Engraving of the skeleton of a “water tortoise” appearing to swim upward to the top of the page, with front and back flippers and shell, from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Page [28], “Water Tortoise”

Typeset page of text with large engraved vignette at the top of the page showing the skeleton of a crocodile facing to the left in a pastoral desert scene with an Egyptian pyramid in the background to the right and palm trees to the left; from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Page [29], Crocodile

Engraving of a bear skeleton which appears to be attempting to climb a hollow tree, from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Page [34], Bear

Typeset page of text with large engraved vignette at the top of the page showing the skeleton of a rabbit outdoors facing to the right seeming about to leap out of the frame, from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Page [35], Rabbit

Ostrich skeleton, from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Page [36], Ostrich

Typeset page of text with large engraved vignette at the top of the page showing the skeletons of a sparrow and a bat, with the sparrow on the left looking at the bat on the right; the bat is hanging down from a wooden beam with his “fingers”, from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Page [37], Sparrow & Bat

Engraving of the skeleton of a hog seemingly lying down on wooden planks facing the right with a curly tail, from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Page [40], Hog

Typeset page of text with large engraved vignette at the top of the page showing the skeleton of a chameleon climbing on a tree branch facing to the left with its tail wrapped around a branch, from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Page [41], Chameleon

Typeset page of text with large engraved vignette at the top of the page showing the skeletons of a weasel and a rat facing each other and hissing, with the weasel on the left on the ground and the rat on the right on a large wodden plank, from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Page [51], Weasel & Rat

Engraving of a human skull without mandible on a wooden plank at top of the image and two frontal bones below, the first face up showing the exterior and the other face down, giving a view of the interior, from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Plate 3

Engraving of a human skull without mandible on a wooden plank at top of the image with a parietal bone below exposed to view the interior, from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Plate 4

Engraving of a human skull viewed from the bottom with views of the occipital bone, foramen magnum and hard palate at the top of the image and two other bones beneath, from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Plate 5

Engraving of two cross-sections of human skulls, the upper one a horizontal cross-section with an interior view of the bottom half of the skull with views of the occipital bone and foramen magnum, and the lower one a vertical cross-section with interior view of the sinus cavities, palate and neurocranium, from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Plate 7

Engraving of three views of the mandible, three views of the maxilla, and 18 views of the teeth, including the cross-section of a molar, from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Plate 9

Engraving of three portions of the vertebral column: in the upper right are the seven cervical vertebrae, to the lower right the lumbar vertebrae, and along the left of the image the thoracic vertebrae, from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Plate 10

Engraving of eleven vertebrae viewed from different angles giving details of their different processes, from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Plate 11

Engraving of cross-sections of the lumbar, sacral, and coccygeal vertebrae together on the right of the image and the thoracic and cervical vertebrae on the left, from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Plate 13

Engraving of the anterior view of the rib cage at the top of the image and a detached sternum below, from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Plate 16

Engraving of the anterior view of the trunk of a skeleton, including rib cage, vertebral column and pelvis, from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Plate 19

Engraving of the posterior view of the trunk of a skeleton, including rib cage, vertebral column and pelvis, from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Plate 20

Engraving of two humerus bones standing vertically side by side, showing the anterior and posterior views, from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Plate 23

Engraving showing the internal (below) and external (above) views of the bones of the hands, from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Plate 25a

Engraving showing two femur bones laying vertically but crossing each other to form a large ‘X’, giving anterior and posterior views, with anterior and posterior views of the patella on the right of the image, from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Plate 27

Engraving showing three views of the bones of the foot: upper right the foot from above, upper left the foot from below, and along the bottom the foot from the side, from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Plate 29

Engraving showing the bones of the lower limbs, left and right, including the tibias, femurs, patellas, and bones of the feet, from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Plate 30

Engraving of a skeleton of a child one and a half years old standing in a pastoral setting with its left arm uplifted, from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Plate 32

Engraving of a skeleton of a child one and a half years old standing in a pastoral setting with its left arm uplifted holding a thigh bone, from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Plate 32a

Engraving of standing skeleton of a boy about nine years old leaning up against the skull of a horse, which is posed upon a wooden block with the nose side down, from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Plate 33

Engraving of a standing facing female skeleton with her right hand brought up to her “stomach” and left hand hanging near her hip, from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Plate 34

Engraving of a standing facing male skeleton in a pastoral setting with his left hand outstretched holding a bar and his right hand hanging near his hip, from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Plate 35

Engraving of a kneeling skeleton viewed from the side, looking up with hands together in prayer, from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Plate 36

Engraving of standing skeleton facing away from the viewer in a pastoral setting with its right hand outstretched resting on the pelvic bone of what appears to be a giant skeleton’s leg, with a disembodied skull on the ground at their feet, from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 260 C499o 1733.

Plate 37