Ioanes Taylor, Medicus In Optica Expertissimus Multisque In Academiis Celeberrimis Membrum &c &c XXX Anno.Effigiem Taylor libi qui demissius ab alla est...Dignum, Cui laudes Saecula longa Canant.
Engraving, rare. 265 x 190mm. 10½ x 7½". Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
John Taylor (1703-1772) was an itinerant ocultist and surgeon-ocultist to King George II, and claimed also to be Ophthalmiater Royal to the Pope and to the Emperor, along with a multitude of royalties, including a mythical Princess of Georgia and the Viceroy of the Indies. He was the first and last ophthalmologist to travel from court to court of Europe with a cavalcade of outriders and supporters. He was a physician who conducted early research into the nature and treatment of cataracts and other problems of the eye.
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