Pantograph, 1631.

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


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.

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