Witkowski, Gustave Joseph. Brain dissection, ca. 1876-1878. 10.5 inches at its widest measurement. Chromolithographs. 3 sheets, folding, with four other moveable pieces. Rare. Offered as-is, lacking the original portfolio with printed key. $200
Earlier in this blog I posted about a lateral dissection of the human brain accomplished via 150-year-old engravings. The images below come from a series of atlases created by Gustave Joseph Witkowski (1844-1923) called Anatomie Iconoclastique, and include the one I have here on the skull and brain. I think that they are gorgeous works. (The original, available at our blog bookstore, measures about ten inches at its widest).