Pantograph, 1631.

Pantograph, 1631.
3 8 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 30cm

Description

Illustrated plate taken from 'Pantographice' (Rome, 1631) by the German astronomer Christopher Scheiner (1575-1650). A Pantograph is used to copy, reduce or enlarge maps, plans and drawings. From the 17th century onwards it formed part of the manufacturing repertoire of the mathematical instrument maker.

Image Details

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10328119

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