A French set of mathematical instruments by Butterfield
A nice French set of mathematical instruments composed of a half goniometer, a dividers and a “pied du Roy” with plumb bob.
First half of 18th century, Paris.
Very well made, also a Tichonic scale is engraved on the “pied du Roy”.
Dimension: goniometer 9,7cm; dividers 10,5 cm.
Michel Butterfield (1635-1724), working from 1677.
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