image Leybourn W, IM006213
Image number: RS.17192
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of William Leybourn

Date

1674

Sitter

William Leybourn (1626-1716, British), Mathematician

Creator

Robert White (1645-1703, British), Engraver

After

Robert White (1645-1703, British), Engraver

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

v6 p189

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (page): 179mm
width (page): 122mm

Description

Engraving of a half-length portrait in an oval frame of William Leybourn (1626 -1716), a practical mathematician, surveyor and printer of mathematical books. This print was used as a frontispiece for his Compleat Surveyor (1674). Framed with coloured slips of decorative pattern.

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).

Transcription

R: White delin: et sculp:
Transcribed by the Making Visible project

Related Fellows

Isaac Newton (1642-1727, British), Natural philosopher

Associated place

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