Rare early 18th century brass  navigator’s dividers

Rare early 18th century brass navigator’s dividers

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Categories: Navigational instruments, Drawing Instruments

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Rare early 18th century brass  navigator’s dividers

Beautiful shaped , with beautiful  five-leaf flower engraved on the hinge.
Very good condition .

This form, with its  shaped handhold, appears in the cartouches of early maps, and globes.
We can see a similar example  in the right hand of Elias Allen in the frontispiece of of the book : “The Mathematical Practitioners of Tudor and Stuart England, 1485 1714”

lenght: 24cm

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Eppursimuove

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.