image Apian P, IM006241
Image number: RS.17155
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Petrus Apianus

Date

1572

Sitter

Petrus Apianus (1495-1552, German), Astronomer

Creator

Phillips Galle (1537-1612, Dutch), Printmaker

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

v6 p15

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (plate): 181mm
width (plate): 129mm

Subject

Description

Portrait of Petrus Apianus, engraved by Phillips Galle for his portrait series published as Virorum doctorum de disciplinis benemerentium effigies XLIIII (Antwerp, 1572). Framed with coloured slips of decorative pattern.

Petrus Apianus (1495-1552) was a German humanist, mathematician, astronomer and cartographer.

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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