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Mathematical instruments, 1747.

Mathematical instruments, 1747.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Coloured frontispiece showing a number of mathematical instruments. At the top are three proportional compasses, beneath and to the right are several drawing instruments and a compass. In the middle and bottom are a plane scale, protractor & parallel ruler and two sectors. 'Made & contrivd by Tho. Heath in the Strand, London' is written above the upper sector. Illustration from 'A treatise of such mathematical instruments, as are usually put into a portable case' by John Robertson (1712-1776), published in London 1747.

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