A Bion-type simple surveying circle, 18th century

A Bion-type simple surveying circle, 18th century

650 euros


18th century

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Categories: Scientific, Surveying Instruments & Mining


A good and a little rare example of a simple surveying circle in brass with four fixed sights made according the example described in the Nicolas Bion’s book (see the plate 12).
A rare model of small circumferentor or surveying compass.
115 mm diameter

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FR Le Zograscope

Established by Alexandre Piffault in 2014 and based in Paris at 5 rue de Condé, 75006, very close to Odéon, Le Zograscope specializes in antique and rare books in Science, Medicine and Technology, and rare antique instruments in the same fields. We have especially a strong interest in early and continental microscopy, early and special mathematical/drawing instruments, medical and surgical instrument, and rare technology.

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