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Turner, Gerard L’Estrange ”Antique Scientific Instruments”

80 kr

Antique Scientific Instruments describes and illustrates many different types of instruments. There are chapters dealing with astronomical and timetelling devices, navigational aids and instruments used in surveying, drawing and calculating. Optical, philosophical and medical instruments are also covered, and there is a chapter on weights and measures. The book ends with some practical advice for the collector, including the important subject of dating antique instruments. 48 pages of colour photographs illustrate examples of many of the fascinating instruments covered in the book.

Inbunden, engelska, 168 sidor, Blandford Press, 1980, bra skick, ISBN: 0713709235

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Antique scientific instruments are fast becoming collector’s items, yet they differ from other art objects in that their function markedly dictates their form. Though old instruments are often masterpieces of craftsmanship and may be beautifully embellished, they are primarily for use, not decoration. They provide a measure of the intellectual achievement of the age in which they were made. They are ideas made into brass, ivory and wood. From the 17th century onwards, instrumentation was increasingly used in all scientific activity. A few instruments survive from the eariy period, but most are in museums, and are very valuable because of their rarity. However, from the 18th, and particularly the 19th century, a wide variety of inst,ruments remain, many of which are within thereach of the modern collector. In fact those in good condition can often actually be used by the collector.


Vikt350 g
Dimensioner140 × 200 mm