[Belgium] Nicholaus Clenardus.
Engraving, 190 x 140mm, 7˝ x 5˝". Trimmed.
Nicolas Cleynaerts (1495-1542), Flemish grammarian and traveller. He prepared grammar manuals for Greek and Hebrew before turning his attention to Arabic, prompted by a desire to read the Koran. He learnt some Arabic from a Moslem slave before setting out for North Africa in 1540. Fifteen months in Fez ruined his health, so he returned to Granada, where he died in 1542. Published in Isaac Bullart's 'Académie des Sciences et des Arts'.
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