Surveyor's sector, early 17th century

Surveyor's sector, early 17th century.
Surveyor's sector, Italian, early 17th century, engraved "Adam Heroldt fecit Romae". The sector was invented independantly by Galileo and Thomas Hook at the end of the 16th century. It primarily measures proportions and can contain lines concerning trigonometry, geometrical drawing and calculations on surfaces and volumes. This instrument is on the stand and is pictured with later examples.
 
Currently on display in:
Mathematics
Year made :
early 17th century
Inventory number :
1938-724