(b. 1632, Delft, d. 1675, Delft)
The Astronomer (detail)c. 1668
Oil on canvas
Musée du Louvre, Paris
It has proved possible to identify the book that lies open in front of this mystically-clad astronomer. It is by Adriaen Metius and is called The Exploration and Observation of the Stars. The globe was made by Jodocus Hondius.