Engraving, 190 x 140mm, 7˝ x 5˝". Trimmed.
Janus Lascaris (c.1445-1535), a noted Greek scholar in the Renaissance. Born in Asia Minor, he came to Europe after the fall of Constantinople. In Florence he mediated between Lorenzo de' Medici and the sultan Bayezid II in the purchase of Greek manuscripts for the Medicean library. He later assisted Louis XII in forming the library of Blois. Published in Isaac Bullart's 'Académie des Sciences et des Arts'.
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