Gemma Frisius, Doccomiensis, Medicus et Mathematicus.Ut simulat solem radiantis gemma pyropi, Sic Gemmam artifici picta tabella manu: Haec vultum dedit, ipse animi monumenta perennis; Ne quid in exstincto non superesse putes. Vita escessit Louany VIII. Kal., Iun. MCLV, Aet XLVII.
Engraving. 172 x 122mm. 6¾ x 4¾".
Gemma Frisius (1508-1555) was a physician, mathematician, cartographer and semi-philosopher. He was also considered an instrument maker, creating important globes that improved the mathematical instruments of his day. He applied new ways to surveying and navigation.
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