Rene Des Cartes.
London Publish'd as the Act directs July 12.th 1800 by J. Wilkes.
Stipple with large margins. Plate 160 x 109mm. 6╝ x 4╝".
RenÚ Descartes (1596-1650) the French philosopher, mathematician and physicist, who has been dubbed the "Father of Modern Philosophy". One of a number of stipple heads of Kings and Queens of similar format printed on quarto sheets, by Chapman, published by J. Wilkes, 1795-1810. They probably appeared as illustrations to the 'Encyclopaedia Londinensis, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature ... Embellished by ... engravings. Compiled ... by John Wilkes'.
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