Nicolas Copernicus

By C.B.; [after Anne Claude Philippe, Compte de CAYLUS]; [after Jacob van MEURS], 1755 
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Nicolas Copernic

Art & Architecture
  • Author: C.B.; [after Anne Claude Philippe, Compte de CAYLUS]; [after Jacob van MEURS]
  • Publication place: Paris
  • Publisher: chés Odieuvre
  • Publication date: 1755–1765
  • Dimensions: 160 by 110mm. (6.25 by 4.25 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 18153

Notes

In the mid-seventeenth century, Jacob van Meurs had published a portrait of Nicolaus Copernicus holding a scientific instrument and wearing a fur-trimmed coat. This image was later copied by the antiquarian Anne Claude Philippe, Compte de Caylus, and engraved by a C.B., to be published by the Parisian firm Odiuvre. This later print varies little from van Meurs’, except that the lettered oval frame has been replaced by a caption beneath the portrait. 
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