Abraham

Bosse

Artistic period 1601 to 1650

Nationality

French

Birth

1602 (Paris)

Death

1676 (Paris)

Biography

Abraham Bosse (spr. boss') (* around 1604 in Tours; † 1. or 14. February 1676 in Paris) was a French engraver and etcher.

Bosse designed many sheets with descriptions of ceremonies, festivals and scenes from folk life. He probably engraved the great map of Paris by Jacques Gomboust. As a friend of the architect and mathematician Gérard Desargues, he presented some of his ideas in popular form.