Hendrick Goltzius: Portrait of Nicolaus Petri van Deventer (1583)

(Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

An engraving by the Dutch master Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617). the man on this engraving is Nicolaus Petri van Deventer - Mathematician and astronomer in Amsterdam. The instruments refer to his profession. The text at the top reads : "L'homme propose, Et dieu dispose" which translates as "man proposes, God disposes". engraving from 1583.