image Copernicus N, IM006244
Image number: RS.17152
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Copernicus

Date

1682

Sitter

Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543, German, Polish), Astronomer

Creator

Unknown, Artist

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

v6 p5

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (page): 284mm
width (page): 158mm

Subject

Description

Portrait engraving of Nicolaus Copernicus, as printed in Isaac Bullart, Académie des sciences et des Arts (Amsterdam: Elzevier, 1682), vol. II, p. 75.

Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) was a mathematician and astronomer born in current-day Poland, who formulated a heliocentric system of the universe.

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

Associated place

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