Apianus Petrus. Mathematicus.
[Strassburg, n.d, c.1590.]
Woodcut. Sheet 135 x 100mm (5¼ x 4"). Trimmed from a larger sheet.
Petrus Apianus (latinized from Peter Bienewitz) (1495- 1552), holding a globe & dividers, German cartographer, astronomer & mathematician. His most famous works were his cordiform world map 'Tipus Orbis Universalis juxta Ptolomei Cosmographi Traditionem et Americi Vespucii Aliorque Lustrationes' of 1520, the 'Cosmographicus liber' of 1524 and the 'Astronomicum Caesareum' of 1540. The portrait was published in Nicolaus Reusner's 'Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden'.
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