Matted Antique (c.1897) Anatomy Print, Plate VII: Sections of the Head
PLATE VII: Figure 1. Transverse and Vertical Section of the Head passing through the Orbit; the Nasal Cavity, the Superior and Inferior Maxilke, and the Cavity of the Mouth. Figure 2. Horizontal Section through the Antrum of Highmore, the Temporo-maxillary Articulation, and the Ear; viewed from below. In the position of the Cavity of the Tympanum and the Bony Portion of the Eustachian Tube the Section deviates upward somewhat in order to show the relations of these parts.
This anatomy plate print was taken directly from the 19th century book Henke's Atlas of Surgical Anatomy, A Series of Plates Illustrating The Application of Anatomy to Medicine and Surgery as translated and edited by W.A. Rothacker, M.D., who was pathologist to Cincinnati Hospital and lecturer on pathological anatomy in Miami Medical College. The book was published in New York by John Beacham. The volume this print was pulled from had no date of publication, however a handwritten note on the first page read, “Clara M. Smith, Springfield, Mass., 5-21-1897,” dating this print to the 1890s, at the latest. This is an original antique, not a copy – it was pulled directly from the book. Any coloring was done by hand at the time of publication.
The print you will receive has been carefully stored in an acid free archival bag and displayed in a black matte board with backing. The matte measures 11" x 14" with an 8" x 10" opening. The picture you see is of the exact product you will receive, and the provided scan is an exact scan of the paper within. Again, this is not a reproduction, but an original hand-colored print from the 1890s.