William Leybourn, English land surveyor

William Leybourn, English land surveyor

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Caption: William Leybourn (1626-1716), English land surveyor. Leybourn's most famous work was The Compleat Surveyor (1653), in which he described the process of surveying. The work became a standard used by property surveyors when drawing up maps of private estates. Leybourn also wrote works on astronomy and mathematics. This is the frontispiece portrait of Leybourn from his work Panorganon (1672), which concerned methods used in a range of disciplines such as geometry, astronomy, geography, dialling (sun dials), mapping, and trigonometry. The Latin text at bottom ('effigies authoris') identifies this as a portrait of the author.

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