Original hand tinted medical educational broadsheet engraving in a cartoon style of illustration depicting 24 maladies, each illustration bears extensive lettering below, naming the malady and depicting the remedy, arranged in four rows of six images; central block of maladies surrounded by a flora…
Original hand tinted medical educational broadsheet engraving in a cartoon style of illustration depicting 24 maladies, each illustration bears extensive lettering below, naming the malady and depicting the remedy, arranged in four rows of six images; central block of maladies surrounded by a floral border, formulae for various remedies are printed down each side without images; written in French; print (length 68.3 cm x width 51.6 cm) mounted with a floating mount then inside a wood frame with glass.
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Purchased print in 1992 from an antiquitarian books and engravings booth at an Antique Show, Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal QC. Archival mounting of the print and shadowbox frame was added at a later date.
Paul Andre Basset; Maison Basset; Laguillermie & Rainaud
Printed at top: "LE MEDECIN A LA MAISON // ou Conseils utiles pour secourir les Blesses et guerir tous les Accidens"; printed on bottom: "PARIS // MAISON BASSET // Rue de Seine, 33." // "Compose et grave par Laguillermie et Rainaud"// "Fosset Imp. 19. Rue du Fg. St. Jacques"
Storage Room 2005
Length 84.5 cm x Width 67.8 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
Minor discolouration and fading of the paper; minor foxing around the edges; bottom right corner has a slight tear
The British Museum; CD #5
A rare hand coloured French engraving made by Laguillermie (engraver, printmaker) and Rainaud (printer) and Paul Andre Basset. Complete english translation of the 24 maladies available on file. English translation of the maladies are: Cuts, Abrasions; Sickness of the Eyes; Sprains, Strains; Nose bleeds; Crushed fingers, hands, feet; Gout; Blows to the Head, Falls; Scabies; Asphyxiation by Coal; drowning or Asphyxia by Submersion; Seasickness; Earwigs, Midges (nats) in the Ears; Pain in the Teeth; Frostbite, Cracking, Chapping; Poisoning; Burns; Burns or Hairpins Stuck in the Throat; Whitlow, Infection; Needle, Pin & Splinter Puncture; Corn & Warts on feet; Bee Wasp & Bumblebee Stings; Indigestion; Dirt or Foreign Matter in the Eyes; Hydrophobia, Mad Dog Bite