Vincentius Wing.Luffenhamiensis in com: Rutlandiae natus Anno 1619 Die 9 Aprilis.
Engraving, very scarce. Sheet size: 215 x 140mm (8½ x 5½"). Triimed to image. Glued to album sheet at corners.
A portrait of English astrologer and astronomer Vincent Wing (1619–1668). Half length, wearing cloak and white collar, seated at a desk facing front, turned slightly to the right. He is holding dividers, with a globe and compass on a desk in front. A landscape with a church and houses can be seen in the background to the right. This portrait was the frontispiece to Wing's 'Astronomia Britannica' (1652). Six lines of Latin inscribed below the image.
[Ref: 33851] £320.00