Anatomy of the Ear (1707)

Antonio Maria Valsalva

De Aure Humani Tractatus, in quo integra Auris Fabrica, multis Novis Inventis & Iconismis illustrata, describitur, omniumque eius Partium Usus indagantur. Quibus interposita est Musculorum Uvulae, atque Pharyngis nova descriptio, et delineatio.

Published: Utrecht, van de Water, 1707.

Date: 1707

4to. (12), 143, (13) pp., 10 folding plates. Very good crisp copy in contemporary calf spine gilt, front hinge expertly repaired. Signature of R.S. Creed on prelims.

Identical to the first edition of 1704, Garrison Morton 1546. The first detailed anatomy of the muscles and nerves of the ear. Valsalva divided the ear into outer, middle, and inner. He named the Eustachian tube and the labyrinth, recognising the existence of the labyrinthine liquid.


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