Published in Lyon ( Lugduni) by Jacques Tenet, 1699, first edition.
8vo (size 17.7 x 11.5 cm, elegant calfskin binding with raised bands, gold title on the spine and a few flaws to the upper headpiece (see photos), red edges and number of pages +229+ for a total of 256 pages and, together with splendid illustrated title pages, there are also XIX wonderful engraved anatomical plates (rare to find complete with all engravings, like this one).
Complete volume in more than good condition, just a few stains and a little redness, absolutely minor, and very few spots, the external page edge of 2 sheets is jagged and there are a few small tears.
Master of anatomy
Johannes Munnicks (1652 – 1711) was a Dutch Golden Age medical doctor and writer from the Northern Netherlands. He was born in Utrecht as the son of a pharmacist who attended the University of Utrecht and who later became a rector there. On 13 December 1670 he graduated with the thesis de Fluore muliebri under Isbrand van Diemerbroeck and became Doctor of Medicine.
He wrote Tractatus de urinus, earumque inspectione (Utrecht 1674, Dutch: Verhandelinge der wateren, en hoe men dezelve bezien moet von D. van Haagstraten, Dordrecht 1683). In 1677 he wrote De utilitate anatomiae and became Lector of Anatomy in Utrecht.
In 1678 he became professor of Chirurgie or Surgical Anatomy. He became city physician of Utrecht.