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Frontispiece from 'The Surveyor', 1616.

H, W

Frontispiece from 'The Surveyor', 1616.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 19cm x 32cm


Engraving by W H. This frontispiece is taken from 'The Surveyor', a book in four parts by Aaron Rathborne, published in London in 1616. It shows two pillars topped with globes. On the left pillar bearing the heading 'Arithmetica', a statue stands under a celestial sphere carrying a book of arithmetic, while the statue on the right stands under a terrestrial globe bearing the heading 'Geometria' and carries measuring instruments in his arms. The small figure in the top centre of the image is shown using a theodolite. Printed by W Stansby for W Burre.

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