After studying medicine in Montpellier, Antoine Portal moved to Paris to serve as private medical tutor to the Dauphin, the later King Louis XVI. In 1769 he was named professor of anatomy at the Collège de France and in 1778 was appointed to the prestigious position of professor of anatomy at the Jardin du Roi. During the reigns of Louis XVIII and Charles X, Portal served as first Physician to the King. - Minimal browning. Mounted on 4to single leaf with old collector's note in ink: "Antoine Portal, Premier Médecin des Rois Louis XVIII et Charles X.".