image Moxon J, IM006130
Image number: RS.17124
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Joseph Moxon

Date

1692

Sitter

Joseph Moxon (b.1627, British), Instrument maker

Creator

Frederick-Hendrik van den Hove (1618-1698, Dutch), Engraver

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

v3 p79

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (Plate): 140mm
width (Plate): 82mm

Subject

Description

Portrait of Joseph Moxon, engraved by Frederick Hendrik van Hove in 1692.

Joseph Moxon (1627-1691) was a printer specialising in mathematical books and maps, and a mathematical instrument maker. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in November 1678.

From a set of albums known as Collectanea Newtoniana, a selection of prints, original artwork and manuscripts relating to Newton, collected by Charles Turnor (1768-1853). Turnor was an astronomer, collector and Fellow of the Royal Society. He owned Woolsthorpe Manor (Newton’s birthplace).

Related Fellows

Isaac Newton (1642-1727, British), Natural philosopher
Joseph Moxon (1627-1691, British), Instrument maker

Associated place

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