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Sir Hugh Myddelton, his hand resting on a shell, from which flows water, set on a rock. Line engraving by G. Vertue, 1722, after C. Johnson, 1632.

  • Janssen van Ceulen, Cornelius, 1593-1661
Date:
1722
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7118i
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1722

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; image and border 31.1 x 26 cm

Lettering

Sir Hugh Myddelton knight & baronet. The famous aqueduct call'd the New River was perform'd at his charge (notwithstanding many natural difficulties, and the envious opposition he met with) A.D. 1613. He also caus'dto be wrought the silver mines in Wales, to the great advantage of the Crown & of the public. Dij tibi Divitas dederant, artemq; fruendi. Ad tabulam Cornelij Janssonij, jam penes illustriss. comitem Oxoniensem, Georgius Vertue sculpsit, A.D. 1722

References note

R. Burgess, Portraits of doctors & scientists in the Wellcome Institute, London 1973, no. 2110.1

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 7118i

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  • Latin


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