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John Adams, mathematician, 1795.


John Adams, mathematician, 1795.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm


Engraving by Smith of John Adams (b 1738), of Edmonton, England, aged 56. He was a teacher of mathematics and navigation and is shown here with a telescope and measuring instruments. This portrait is dedicated by the painter and engraver to Adams' pupils and friends.

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