Human Anatomy Vol 1 – Cascoly Image Galleries

Cascoly royalty-free image galleries are supplements to our blog posts on individual travels, allowing display of many more images than are reasonable within those posts.

Vintage human anatomy illustrations from the 19th century and earlier are renowned for their detailed, artistic, and scientific qualities. These illustrations often reflect the medical knowledge and artistic styles of their time.

Dissection of muscles
Dissection of muscles
8 Views of human fetal development
8 Views of human fetal development
Anatomy of the uterus from Anatomy of the human body Henry Gray, Warren Harmon Lewis – 1918


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Dissection of the human brain
Dissection of the human brain
9 Views of the human hand and arm from out of print book, Human anatomy for art students  by Sir Alfred Downing Fripp, Ralph Thompson, Harry Dixon – 1911

Illustrators like Andreas Vesalius in the 16th century or Leonardo da Vinci, known for his detailed sketches, aimed for high accuracy in depicting anatomical structures. Techniques like hatching and cross-hatching were used to give a sense of depth and texture, making muscles, bones, and organs appear more three-dimensional.

4 Views of the human heart from An atlas of human anatomy:  Carl Toldt – 1904 ..
3 views of cellular networks from The anatomy of the human body by William Cheselden in 1763.
4 Views of the human circulatory system An atlas of human anatomy:  Carl Toldt – 1904 ..

Early illustrations were often created using engraving or etching techniques, allowing for fine details and reproducibility. Copper plates were commonly used.

4 Views of the human internal organs from Anatomy of the arteries of the human body by John Hatch Power in 1860
7 views of male human sexual organs
7 views of male human sexual organs
3 Views of the human leg and foot from Anatomy of the arteries of the human body by John Hatch Power in 1860..

Especially in earlier works, anatomy illustrations often included allegorical figures, symbols, and elaborate backgrounds that conveyed moral, philosophical, or educational messages. Human figures were often posed in lifelike, sometimes dramatic, positions to show anatomical features in a more engaging way. Some illustrations showed progressive dissection stages, starting from superficial to deeper layers.

4 Views of the human head, torso  and lungs
4 Views of the human head, torso and lungs
Human anatomy showing female muscles and organs
Human anatomy showing female muscles and organs
Stages in human fetal development
Stages in human fetal development
Stages in human fetal development from an early 20th century anatomy textbook, out of copyright

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Vesalius’s “De Humani Corporis Fabrica” (1543): This seminal work revolutionized anatomy with detailed, accurate illustrations and challenged earlier misconceptions.

Dissection of the human jaw and teeth, from an early 20th century anatomy textbook, out of copyright
Dissection of the human skull, interior views
Dissection of the human skull, interior views

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