Exceptional Holland Circle by Francis Van Dieghem made in Brussels circa 1684

Exceptional Holland Circle by Francis Van Dieghem made in Brussels circa 1684



Total height = 25.8 cm – Diameter = 18.6 cm.


circa 1684


Francis Van Dieghem

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Category: Scientific


This holland circle, also called simple theodolite or circumferentor and characteristic of the 17th century, is an extremely rare instrument.

Indeed, it is the third known holland circle from Francis Van Dieghem.

It is also one of the rare Flemish theodolites from the 17th century with its characteristic Flemish shape like the early models known from Damery or Coignet.

Moreover, all the scales are very well engraved and quite accurate, which is also a characteristic of renowned Flemish workshops.

To our knowledge, only three other instruments signed by Van Dieghem are known: two holland circles and a quadrant. See references.

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