Spalteholz, W., Handatlas der Anatomie des Menschen, I (1918)
Spalteholz, W., Handatlas der Anatomie des Menschen, 11 (1918)
Spalteholz, W., Handatlas der Anatomie des Menschen, 111 (1918)
Handatlas der Anatomie des Menschen. 1 Werner Spalteholz
In German language. This book, “Handatlas der Anatomie des Menschen. 1”, by Werner Spalteholz, is a replication of a book originally published before 1896.
Werner Spalteholz’s Handatlas der Anatomie des Menschen is one of the most elegantly illustrated anatomical atlases of all time. Originally published in Leipzig as three volumes from 1895 to 1903, the atlas is still widely used and remains highly regarded by many. The atlas was remarkably popular during the first half of the 20th century, especially the English version in North America and the UK. Unfortunately, the original illustrations and printing plates for the work disappeared following the Second World War and their fate remains a mystery. And, in spite of the atlas’s popularity, little is known to the men who prepared the artwork for Spalteholz. It is commonly believed that Max Brödel contributed illustrations to the atlas, but a close examination of the work does not confirm this. A century after its inception, Spalteholz’s atlas remains a classic milestone in the history of anatomical illustration.