John Kersey Borne at Bodicot Neere Banbury in the County of Oxford. A.O D.NI 1616.Vox audita perit Litera scripta manet.
Engraving. Sheet size: 255 x 170mm (10 x 6¾"). Trimmed to image. Glued to album sheet at corners.
Portrait of English mathematician and textbook writer, John Kersey the elder (1616 - 1690?) half length in an oval, wearing bands and a gown. Inscribed below is a banner with the inscription 'Vox audita perit. / Litera scripta manet.', and four books, two open and displaying mathematical equations and symbols. A frontispiece to Kersey's 'Elements of that Mathematical Art Commonly Called Algebra' (London: William Godbid for Thomas Passinger and Benjamin Hurlock, 1673).
Fagan. p.43. III of III.
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