[France] Renatus Des-Cartes, Dominus De Perron, Natus Hagae Turonum, Anno. M.D.X.CVI, Ultimo Die Martii.
Engraving. Platemark: 170 x 100mm (6¾ x 4"). Large margins. Title of publication printed on verso.
A frontispiece portrait of French philosopher, mathematician and scientist René Descartes (1596 - 1650), included in Francis van Schooten’s important second edition of the 'Geometria', Descartes’s greatest academic work, and one of the key texts in the history of mathematics. Six lines in lower margin by 'Constantini Hugenii F.ly'.
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