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        Frontispiece to 'The Castle of Knowledge' by Robert Recorde, 1556

        English School, (16th century). Medium: woodcut. Date: 1556. Robert Recorde (c.1510-58) Welsh physician and mathematician; book is a treatise on the sphere and Ptolemaic astronomy; supports the Geocentric model, where the Earth is considered the centre of the universe and all the stars and planets revolve around it; Provenance: Private Collection.

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