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Novum Instrumentum Geometricum (1607)

- June 22, 2012 in geometry, Images, Images-17th, Images-Engraving-Line, Images-Landscapes, Images-Maps, Images-Science, Leonhard Zubler, non-article, surveying

Illustrations from Leonhard Zubler’s Novum Instrumentum Geometricum (1607). Zubler was a Swiss goldsmith and instrument maker who is credited with introducing the use of the plane table into modern surveying. This book demonstrates the use of his instruments in techniques of triangulation, particularly in the context of warfare.

(All images courtesy of Deutsche Fotothek via Wikimedia Commons. See Wikimedia Commons for slightly higher resolution versions).

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