Original antique print showing a portrait of Petrus Apianus (1495 – 1552), also known as Peter Apian, Peter Bennewitz, and Peter Bienewitz. He was a German humanist, known for his works in mathematics, astronomy and cartography.
Made by after an anonymous artist.
Medium: Engraving / etching on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 15 x 18 cm (5.91 x 7.09 inch). Image size: 11 x 14 cm. (4.33 x 5.51 inch).
Condition: good, given age. A few minor spots in the margins. Narrow top margin. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
PETRUS APIANUS-PETER BENNEWITZ-PORTRAIT | PCO-C45-39
From: J.J. Boissard, Icones virorum illustrium doctrina &c eruditione praestanti um contines. Frankfurt am Main: de Bry, 1597-1599.
Biography engraver: Theodor de Bry (also Theodorus de Bry) (1528 ? 27 March 1598) was a Flemish engraver, goldsmith, editor and publisher, famous for his depictions of early European expeditions to the Americas.