Large case of mathematical instruments by D. Lusuerg, Rome, Italy, 1701.
Set of mathematical instruments made by D Lusuerg of Rome, 1701. The range of this set of instruments is unusually extensive, from ordinary dividers to a geometric quadrant. It also includes a circle of degrees with pointers in the shape of grotesque masks, a universal sundial and a set of 'Napier's Rods'. Sets such as this would have been made to order for a wealthy client and were regarded more as an adornment and status symbol than as tools for practitioners.
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Closed: 85 mm x 480 mm x 290 mm, 7.815 kg
Open: 55 mm x 480 mm x 590 mm, 7.815 kg
- Sotheby's (New Bond St.)
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