Petrus Apianus Binvitzius Astrologus.
Engraving with very large margins, printed on 17th century watermarked paper. 140 x 110mm (5½ x 4¼".
Portrait of Petrus Apianus (latinized from Peter Bienewitz) (1495- 1552), German cartographer, astronomer & mathematician, in decorative border with insects and plants. 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. From a later printing of Jean Jacques Boissard's 'Icones virorum illustrium’ originally published 1597-8.
Wellcome: 84 - not in.
[Ref: 29655] £160.00