[France] Ioannes, Taisnerius.
Engraving, rare. Plate 190 x 133mm. 7½ x 5¼".
Jean Taisner (1508-c.1582) was a priest, who in 1572 published a plagiarised copy of Pierre de Maricourt's 'Epistola de magnete'. Taisner described a magnetic-based perpetual motion machine, which had been noted earlier by Maricourt. Illustration to Isaac Bullart's "Academie des Sciences et des Arts".
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