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[FAULHABER, Johann].
Aigendtliche Bildnuß deß Ehrnvösten und weitberühmbten Herren Johannis Faulhabern, bestelten Mathematici inn Ulm seines Alters fünff und dreyssig Jar. Augsburg, printed by David Francken for Steffan Müchelspacher, 1615. Folio (28.5 x 15 cm). Engraved portrait (plate size 12.5 x 10 cm), drawn from life and engraved by Lucas Kilian in Augsburg, with letterpress drop-title and a list of Faulhaber's printed works, within a frame built up of arabesque fleurons. Set in fraktur types with incidental schwabacher.
VD17 23:289362X (1 copy, apparently with the decorative border trimmed off); for Faulhaber: DSB IV, pp. 549-552. Rare portrait of the mathematician and Rosicrucian Johann Faulhaber (1580-1635), engraved by Lucas Kilian (1579-1637) in Augsburg. With a numbered list of six published works, with the names of their printers and publishers and the years of publication, 1604-1615. Faulhaber, the official surveyor of the city of Ulm, collaborated with Kepler and was the first to publish the Briggs logarithms in German. His "lasting accomplishment was the dissemination and explanation of the logarithmic method of calculation" (DSB).Border very slightly shaved, and frayed at the centre of the left edge, torn around the lower right corner of the plate edge. Very good copy of a rare portrait.
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)
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