FINELY SHAPED SINGLE-HANDED CHART DIVIDERS
Stock Number: 10202
For sale, 17th century antique single handed chart dividers. European in origin, they are decoratively shaped and quite early.
7-1/2 inches (19 cm)
c. 17th century
Country of manufacture
FINELY SHAPED SINGLE-HANDED CHART DIVIDERS, European, c. 17th century. Made of two pieces of iron, hand wrought and filed, decoratively cut and riveted together, these early navigator’s dividers measure 7-1/2″ (19 cm) overall. They are most attractive, with thin legs topped by zig-zag cut decoration, and extraordinary waviform head. Condition is fine noting overall light oxidation. A very special early example.
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David and Yola Coffeen both have enjoyed academic careers, as planetary astronomer and as linguist/educator. But since 1982 (yes, 1982!) they have been full-time dealers in early scientific and medical instruments, under the name Tesseract. Selling primarily by catalogue (over 100 issued so far) they also have a web presence at www.etesseract.com, and can be contacted at [email protected]
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