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A woman with a castle on her head traces a compass across a globe while two men crouch over it; representing geometry. Engraving by C. Cort, 1565, after F. Floris, c. 1557.

  • Floris, Frans, 1519 or 1520-1570.
Date
1565
Reference
25661i
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Description

The scene is set among ruins. The books have locks. A snake encompasses the globe; a toad sits beneath it

Publication/Creation

Antwerp : Hieronymus Cock.

Physical description

1 print : line engraving ; platemark 22.5 x 28.1 cm

Lettering

Vestigare geometriae intervalla locorum est, quamque alta, longa, et lata rerum corpora. Geometria. H. Cock. ex. FFlor.

References note

For further information, see: C. van de Velde, Frans Floris (1519/20-1570) Leven en werken, Brussels: Paleis de Academien, 1975, vol. I, pp. 426-8

Lettering note

Bears number: 6

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 25661i

Languages

  • Latin


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