Artifact Details

Title

Sector

Catalog Number

B1507.01

Type

Physical object

Date

1687

Manufacturer

Jacobus Lusverg

Place Manufactured

Italy

Dimensions

1 x 21 1/2 x 4 1/4 in.

Description

Very large brass sector, hinge engraved with floral pattern (same pattern that can be seen in sector illustrations in the third edition of Galileo's book on the sector). Engraved near hinge with "Jacobus Lusverg...anno 1687"

Category

Pre-computer: sector

Subject

Proportional compass; Hand calculation; Military applications; Analog

Credit

Gift of Gwen and C. Gordon Bell

Lot Number

X6288.2012