Exceptional set of five  rare 17th century  Italian instruments

Exceptional set of five rare 17th century Italian instruments


Category: Scientific



Exceptional set of five  rare 17th century  Italian instruments.

1) Arithmetic and Surveying instrument called:  “Seconda Squadra Mobile et Aritmetica”

     invented by Antonio San Giovanni.            Second half 17th century


2) Armed natural magnet (lodestone).      First half 17th century


3) Brass compass with two flat steel-tipped legs.    Mid 17th century


4) Brass Gunner calliper Lusverg type (unsigned).  Late17th century

    ( see the same instrument in two boxes of Lusverg mathematical instruments from Galileo museum in Florence and Science Museum in London)


5) Mysterious brass  instrument. Late 17th century                                                                                                                        (the shape and the roman  numbers hours remind a nocturnal,  but cannot be. If someone have any idea about this instrument most welcome)  


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Eppursimuove is located in the northwest of Italy. I deal with antique scientific instruments and their history. This passion has turned into a profession that leads me every day in search of ancient instruments that helped us to observe, measure, explore and know the sky and the earth. They still amaze and make us wonder, as they did for their original makers and users. For this reason they must be preserved and collected. Please feel free contact me if you need more information on listed items. Thanks.