Thomas Hobbes MalmesburiensisAetatis suae. 76.
Etching, image 170 x 105mm. 6¾ x 4". Very slightly rubbed in title area, very faint central crease.
Thomas Hobbes (1588 - 1679), social philosopher. Hobbes wrote extensively on history, geometry and politics. His major work, Leviathan (1651), was an important influence on the tradition of utilitarian political thinking. He was the friend of Francis Bacon, Ben Jonson and William Harvey, and tutor of Charles II, who later granted him a pension, but his reputation as an atheist gained him many opponents within the Church and government. Inscribed 'pag. 221' upper right. After William Faithorne (c.1620 - 1691), engraver and draughtsman.
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