Gemma Phrisius Dockumensis.Gemma Frisius.
Copper engraving. Platemark: 185 x 140mm (7¼ x 5½"). Scarce.
Gemma Frisius (born Jemme Reinerszoon) (1508 - 1555), was a Dutch physician, mathematician, cartographer, philosopher, astronomer and instrument maker. He created important globes, improved the mathematical instruments of his day and applied mathematics in new ways to surveying and navigation. An illustration to 'Academia des sciences et des arts', Isaac Bullart, 1695. Text in French below and on reverse.
Wellcome: 2301 - not in.
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