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Image number: RS.17183
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Gemma Frisius

Date

1682

Sitter

Gemma Frisius (1508-1555, Dutch), Physician

Creator

Edme de Boulonois (b.1642, Flemish), Engraver

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

v6 p115

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (Plate): 183mm
width (Plate): 134mm

Subject

Description

Portrait of Gemma Frisius engraved by Edme de Boulonois for the publication of Isaac Bullert, Académie des Sciences et Arts contenant les vies et éloges his. des hommes illustres qui ont excellé en ces professions depuis environ quatre siècles (Brussel: François Foppens, 1682). Framed with coloured slips of decorative pattern.

Gemma Frisius (1508-1555) was a Dutch mathematician and cartographer. He had a workshop making globes and mathematical instruments. He was also a surveyor and developed the method of triangulation.

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