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Nuis, Henrik Jaspar
'T GEBRUIK VAN HET RECTANGULUM CATHOLICUM GEOMETRICO-ASTRONOMICUM, OFTE REGTHOEKIG ALGEMEIN MEET-EN-STERKUNDIG PLAT, VERSTREKKENDE VOOR EEN PROPORTIONAL-PASSER, MEETKUNDIG ASTROLABIUM, ALGEMEINE ZONNEWYZER, EN VERSCHEIDEN ANDERE WERKTUIGEN. ZWOLLE: GERARD TYDEMAN, 1686 
LOT SOLD. 1,625 GBP
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472
Nuis, Henrik Jaspar
'T GEBRUIK VAN HET RECTANGULUM CATHOLICUM GEOMETRICO-ASTRONOMICUM, OFTE REGTHOEKIG ALGEMEIN MEET-EN-STERKUNDIG PLAT, VERSTREKKENDE VOOR EEN PROPORTIONAL-PASSER, MEETKUNDIG ASTROLABIUM, ALGEMEINE ZONNEWYZER, EN VERSCHEIDEN ANDERE WERKTUIGEN. ZWOLLE: GERARD TYDEMAN, 1686 
LOT SOLD. 1,625 GBP
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Nuis, Henrik Jaspar
'T GEBRUIK VAN HET RECTANGULUM CATHOLICUM GEOMETRICO-ASTRONOMICUM, OFTE REGTHOEKIG ALGEMEIN MEET-EN-STERKUNDIG PLAT, VERSTREKKENDE VOOR EEN PROPORTIONAL-PASSER, MEETKUNDIG ASTROLABIUM, ALGEMEINE ZONNEWYZER, EN VERSCHEIDEN ANDERE WERKTUIGEN. ZWOLLE: GERARD TYDEMAN, 1686 
4to (194 x 142mm.), 3 engraved plates (2 folding, one small), woodcut initials, diagrams and illustrations (some illustrations hand-coloured), woodcut plate, with final blank, contemporary vellum, vellum slightly creased
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Provenance

bought from Bernard Quaritch, London, 1993

Literature

Tomash & Williams N50; Crone Library 319; Hoogendoorn pp.697-698 Nui02; STCN 05479885X

Catalogue Note

"Nuis’ sector is one in which the movable arm is pivoted on a pin that allows it to be moved to any of several different sites. This form of sector, first described by Bramer in 1617, eliminates the hinge—one of the major problems in construction—and also allows for more convenient placement of the scales. It has the disadvantage of being more difficult to use with accuracy" (Tomash & Williams).

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