RENE DESCARTES,FAMOUS FRENCH PHILOSOPHER 1596-1650.LINE ENGRAVING,17th century

RENE DESCARTES,FAMOUS FRENCH PHILOSOPHER 1596-1650.LINE ENGRAVING,17th century

£55 including postage

FOR SALE .ORIGINAL,ANTIQUE LINE ENGRAVING OF RENE DESCARTES,FRENCH MATHEMATICIAN AND PHILOSOPHER,17!th Century BY NICHOLAS DE LARMESSIN

Dimensions

8.5 inches x 6

Circa

1640

Country of manufacture

France

Categories: Scientific, Scientific Books, Calculating

Description

RENE DESCARTES WAS A FAMOUS FRENCH PHILOSOPHER AND MATHEMATICIAN

1596-1650 FINE PORTRAIT  ENGRAVING BY NICOLAS DE LAMERSSIN,ORIGINAL,GOOD CONDITION

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GB David Weston

Half a century researching, collecting and selling scientific instruments has been a special journey.

From finding rare objects now in major museums and important collections to sellingfrom my office in St James’, then exhibiting at major international fairs: London, Paris, Lyons, Milan, Parma, Zurich, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Miami, Greenwich, Houston, Dallas, New Bedford, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard.

I have served on many vetting committees and for 9 years on the Scientific Instrument Society committee.

My interests have been eclectic as I have always followed my own curiosity. My early interest was maritime antiques, navigation, the sailor’s art and scrimshaw. This led to globes, early scientific and philosophical instruments.

It has been a fascinating 50 years. I have met so many knowledgeable people united by an optimistic curiosity for the world of scientific endeavour and the instruments and discoveries that have shaped our modern world.

How come I now know so much less than when I started?