Petrus Ramus Gallus.
Engraving, scarce. Sheet 140 x 90mm, 5½ x 3½". Trimmed, laid on card.
Portrait of the French humanist Petrus Ramus (or Pierre de la Ramée, 1515-72), engraved by Johann Bussemacher, with one hand on a globe, the other holding a set of compasses. Ramus, a convert to Protestantism, was stabbed to death during the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre of 1572.
[Ref: 25783] £350.00