Joseph Moxon.Born at Wakefield, August 8. Anno 1627.
Engraving, rare. Sheet size: 170 x 120mm (6¾ x 4¾"). Trimmed to image. Glued to album sheet at corners.
A portrait of English academic Joseph Moxon (1627 - 1691). Half length, to the right, looking at viewer, wearing long wig, gown and bands, in oval frame on pedestal. This portrait was used as a frontispiece to his 'A Tutor to Astronomy and Geography' (1699). Joseph Moxon, hydrographer to Charles II, was an English printer of mathematical books and maps, a maker of globes and mathematical instruments, and a mathematical lexicographer. He produced the first English language dictionary devoted to mathematics. In November 1678, he became the first tradesman to be elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society.
[Ref: 33840] £240.00