Stipple. Plate 140 x 82mm. 5½ x 3¼".
Jakob Jonas Björnståhl (1731-1779) was a Swedish orientalist and travel writer. After his studies in Uppsala he was appointed associate professor in Arabic before he went off to travel around Italy between 1770 and 1773 before he was appointed lecturer in Oriental Languages at Uppsala University. In 1776 he was appointed Professor Extraordinary in Uppsala and a few months before his death, Professor of Oriental and Greek Languages at Lund University. Engraved by the Swedish engraver Carl Abraham Broling (1798-1851), Broling visited England in the 1820s to study engraving, the skills he learned during his stay revolutionized the banknote production in Sweden.
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