Encyclopaedia Anatomica

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The Museo La Specola in Florence includes an extraordinary collection of anatomical waxworks from the 17th & 18th Centuries.  These hyper-realistic life size models were a useful clear record of many partial dissections, and were vital in an age before refrigeration.  Apart from the stunning detail and the eery realism, the most astonishing thing is the baroque settings and poses; brains or wombs lie in white linen drapery, and opened-up bodies lie on artfully rumpled sheets, gazing calmly upwards like saints.This beautiful book has hundreds of colour photographs and text in English, French and German.  Not for the faint-hearted, this book shows extremely realistic surgical detail of every part of the body at all ages. 

Hardback book. 576 pp.
Measures 20 x 15 x 4.5cm.


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