Johannes Stoffler
By BRY, Theodor de , 1650

Joannes Stoflerus Mathematicus. Perlustrans terras Stoflerus et astra polorum, coelo animam justit vivere, corpus humi

Art & Architecture
  • Author: BRY, Theodor de
  • Publication place: [Frankfurt
  • Publisher: Johann Ammon
  • Publication date: 1650]
  • Physical description: Engraved portrait
  • Dimensions: 135 by 95mm (5.25 by 3.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 18163


Published in Jean Jacques Boissard’s (c1528-1598) ‘Bibliotheca, chalcographica illustrium virtute atque eruditione in tota Europa’, issue without “Tt4” lower right.

Johannes Stöffler (1452-1531), attended the new University of Ingolstadt before moving to the parish of Justingen where his clerical obligations to a back seat to his interests in astronomy, astrology and making astronomical instruments, clocks and celestial globes. However, he is best remembered for predicting two floods, that would inundate the whole world,… he was just five hundred years off…; and for teaching Philipp Melanchthon and Sebastian Münster.


  1. BM O,5.171