Henry Coley Philomat. etc.
Engraving, rare. Sheet size: 125 x 85mm (5 x 3˝"). Trimmed to image. Glued to album sheet at corners.
A portrait of English mathematician and astrologer Henry Coley (1633–1695?), aged 57. Bust length in a decorative oval, wearing long wig and cravat. Coley was the adopted son of the astrologer, William Lilly, who constantly makes reference in his works to Coley's merit as a man and as a professor of mathematics and occult science. He is best known by his celebrated work, 'Clavis Astrologić Elimata; or a Key to the whole Art of Astrology, new filed and polished,' which was first published in 1669. He corrected and enlarged Joseph Moxon's 'Mathematics made easy' (London, 1692), and also Forster's 'Arithmetic, or that useful art made easie' (London, 1686).
[Ref: 33844] £180.00