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Image number: RS.18012
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of William Leybourn

Date

1690

Creator

Robert White (1645-1703, British), Engraver

Object type

Library reference

48603

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (page): 290mm

Subject

Description

Half-length portrait of William Leybourn, his body facing right [as viewed], looking out at the viewer. He wears a dark gown and cap and is framed by a scrolled, decorative border.

Inscribed below: ‘EFFIGIES GUILIELMI LEYBOURN
Anno - Salutis 1690 AEtatis 64 Oct.r 18
R White ad vivum delin: et Sculp sit’

Frontispiece from Leybourn’s Dialling: plain, concave, convex, projective, reflective, refractive…(Black Swan, Pater-Noster-Row, 1690)

William Leybourn (1626-1716) British mathematician and land surveyor was not a Fellow of the Royal Society.

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