Claude Ptolomee Pelusien.
Engraving, trimmed to image and glued to album page with excised title below, image 170 x 142mm.
Claudius Ptolemaeus (83 – 161 AD), known in English as Ptolemy, was an ancient mathematician, geographer, astronomer, and astrologer. He lived in Roman Egypt, and was probably born there in a town in the Thebaid called Ptolemais Hermiou; he died in Alexandria in 161 AD. From André Thevet's 'Portraits et vies des hommes illustres', Paris, 1584.
Not in Wellcome.
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