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Intestinal arteries. Dissection of the abdomen, showing the inferior mesenteric artery (red) and its branches that supply oxygenated blood to the large intestine, from the descending colon (across top and down right) to the rectum (lower right). The small intestine is at lower left. This anatomical artwork is plate 231 from volume 4 of 'Manuel d'anatomie descriptive du corps humain' (1825). This 5-volume anatomy atlas was produced by French physician and surgeon Jules Germain Cloquet (1790-1883). The illustrations were by Haincelin. Volume 4 illustrated the anatomy of the circulatory and respiratory systems.
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