Pierre Ramus.ne en 1515, mort en 1572.
[Paris: Brunet, c.1760.]
Crayon manner, printed in red on watermarked laid paper, printed area 245 x 180mm. 9¾ x 7".
Portrait of Pierre de la Ramée (Peter Ramus, 1515 – 1572), French humanist, logician, and educational reformer; in profile to the right, his left hand placed on a book. A Protestant, he fled from Paris in 1561 and returned only to be murdered in the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre, which saw Roman Catholic violence directed against the Huguenots (French Calvinist Protestants) during the French Wars of Religion. From Alexandre Savérien's 'Histoire des Philosophes modernes', published in eight 4to volumes from 1760-1767. 79 plates (and eight frontispieces) were engraved for the book. The plates engraved for vols 3-8 are adapted from a 12mo format, with the addition of a crayon manner border engraved by Jean Charles François (1717 - 1769), inventor of the technique in 1757.
Wellcome 2435 - not in.
[Ref: 22194] £190.00