Ptolemy Ptolémée


2nd Century A.D. - IIe siècle après J.C.

Iconography of Ptolemy's Portrait
Iconographie du portrait de Ptolémée

 1514 Puerbachius

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Collaboration from Robert H. van Gent

Several Ptolemy portraits can found in this book:

BENNETT, J.A., & D.B. Meli, Sphaera Mundi - Astronomy Books 1478-1600, Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Cambridge, 1994.

Page 25 has a woodcut of Ptolemy holding an astrolabe and an unidentified person reading a book under a schematized celestial sphere from the 1514 Vienna edition of the Tabulae eclypsium of Georgius Puerbachius and the Tabula primi mobilis of Johannes Regiomontanus.



 VAN GENT Robert H., Utrecht.


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Ptolemy Ptolémée


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