Ptolemy Ptolémée


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

Iconography of Ptolemy's Portrait
Iconographie du portrait de Ptolémée

1538 Urania Ptolomacus

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Hoskin 1997, p. 77.

Anonymous, Ptolemy (with an astrolabe) and Astrologia and Sacrobosco, wood engraving, dimensions unknown, in Urania Ptolomacus, 1538.

Anonyme, Ptolémée (avec un astrolabe) et Astrologia et Sacrobosco, gravure sur bois, dimensions inconnues, in Urania Ptolomacus, 1538.


Collaboration from Robert H. van Gent

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Astronomy (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1997), ed. by M. Hoskin, has three depictions of Ptolemy: p. 76 has a woodcut from Gregor Reisch, Margarita Philosophica (1504 edition) with Ptolemy representing Astronomy as one of the seven Liberal Arts; p. 77 has a woodcut of Ptolemy (with an astrolabe) and Astrologia and Sacrobosco from a text identified by Hoskin as the Urania Ptolomacus (1538). A severely cropped version of the c. 1453 Giovanni Rossi portrait is found on p. 42.



Robert H. van Gent, Utrecht.


Hoskin 1997 - Hoskin, M. (ed.), Cambridge Illustrated History of Astronomy, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1997, ill. p. 77.
mise à jour le 15 janvier 2001

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