Very large 17th century brass and steel navigational dividers

Very large 17th century brass and steel navigational dividers

Stock Number: INVBD01



26 cm / 10 ¼ inches


17th century

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Categories: Navigational instruments, Drawing Instruments


A very large and finely made pair of 17th century brass and steel dividers in 100% original condition. Likely Dutch or German. Historically used for mathematics or chart reading, these have a wonderful patina and open and close perfectly.

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Instrumentum is based in the United States and specializes in high quality 17th and 18th century scientific instruments for architecture, mathematics and navigation. We have collected antique instruments for over 20 years with a focus on early and rare European architectural drafting sets, dividers, and rules. Please check regularly as new additions are made and prices may change. If you are interested in something particular please contact us at

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