Tabulae Sceleti et Musculorum Corporis Humani
Bernhard Siegfried Albinus
1747

The background star of one of Albinus’ most famous images is a rhinoceros named Clara, who was brought to
Europe in 1737 by a Dutch sea captain. He exhibited her
all over the continent to the delight of spectators. This
image is significant for providing the first anatomically
correct depiction of a rhinoceros. Previous images were
copied from a woodcut by Albrecht Durer that had been
created from second-hand information. Clara’s owner
convinced Albinus’ printer to include her in an effort to
publicize his exhibitions.

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