Fine 17th century brass navigational dividers

Fine 17th century brass navigational dividers


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Categories: Navigational instruments, Drawing Instruments


A very fine pair of 17th century brass dividers. Likely Dutch or German. Historically used for mathematics or chart reading, these have a makers hallmark in the form of a goblet.

Similar examples are in the Smithsonian collection of scientific instruments:

12.8 cm / 5 inches

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