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Mathematical Treasure: Portraits of John Napier

Frank J. Swetz (Pennsylvania State University)

Portraits of John Napier (1550-1617) have often appeared as frontispieces in books concerning his life and work. Two such portraits are shown here, the first from 1787 and the second from 1834.

The images above are presented courtesy of the History of Science Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries.

Index to Mathematical Treasures

Frank J. Swetz (Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasure: Portraits of John Napier," Convergence (May 2019)