Roger Ioseph Boscovich.Gebohren zu Ragusa 1711; gestorben zu Mayland 1787.
Engraving with large margins. Plate 153 x 83mm (6 x 3Ľ").
Ruder Josip Boškovic (1711-1878) the physicist, astronomer, mathematician, philosopher, diplomat, poet, theologian, Jesuit priest and polymath from Dubrovnik, Croatia. As an atomist, he produced a precursor of atomic theory and made many contributions to astronomy, including the first geometric procedure for determining the equator of a rotating planet. In 1753 he also discovered the absence of atmosphere on the moon. The portrait was published in 'Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden' (Universal Geographical Ephemerides (i.e. encyclopedia)) by Friedrich Bertuch et al.
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