Set of Mathematical instruments by D. Lusuerg, c 1701.

Set of mathematical instruments, c 1701.
Set of mathematical instruments made by D Lusuerg of Rome, 1701. The range of this set of instruments is unusually extensive, from ordinary dividers to a geometric quadrant. It also includes a circle of degrees with pointers in the shape of grotesque masks, a universal sundial and a set of 'Napier's Rods'. Sets such as this would have been made to order for a wealthy client and were regarded more as an adornment and status symbol than as tools for practitioners.
 
Currently on display in:
Mathematics
Year made :
1701
Inventory number :
1976-637
 

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