Ptolemy and Euclid, 17th century artwork

Ptolemy and Euclid, 17th century artwork

C008/4327 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 54.9MB

Downloadable file size: 3.9MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Ptolemy and Euclid. 17th century artwork showing Ptolemy (left) and Euclid (right) either side of an astronomical device known as an armillary sphere. The text is in Latin, with the central motto translating as 'the universality of things is like dust in the hand of God'. Ptolemy (2nd century author and astronomer) and Euclid (3rd century BC mathematician) both lived and worked in the Greek culture of Alexandria, Egypt. Euclid is most famous for his Euclidean geometry, and Ptolemy is most famous for his works on astronomy and the natural world. The IAH monogram at bottom is for the 17th century French printer Jean-Antoine Huguetan.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1600s, 17th century, 2, 2nd century, 3rd century bc, adult, alexandria, almagest, antiquity, armillary sphere, artwork, astronomer, astronomical, astronomy, author, black-and-white, caucasian, classical, duo, egypt, egyptian, equipment, euclid, euclidean geometry, european, french, god, greek culture, hellenistic, historical, history, human, iah, illustration, jean-antoine huguetan, jehovah, latin text, male, man, mathematical, mathematician, mathematics, men, monochrome, motto, natural philosophy, pair, people, person, philosopher, portrait, ptolemaic system, ptolemy, religion, religious, scientist, symbol, symbolic, symbols, two, white

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.