Brass level signed Philippe Danfrie dated 1583

Brass level signed « P. Danfrie 1583 ».

Dimensions : 14 cm x 25,5 cm.

NB. : It is of interest to note that this is one of the very first objects of the kind and that the maker thought better to indicate its function by engraving on it : “This instrument is called a level “ (Cest instrument est apelle Niveau).

Literature : inventor of the surveying instrument known as graphometer, Philippe Danfrie was designer and maker of mathematical instruments in metal and paper.

Paris 1583.

Museum piece.

Price on request.

 

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Brass level by Philippe Danfrie dated 1583.

Brass level by Philippe Danfrie dated 1583.

Brass level by Philippe Danfrie dated 1583.

Brass level by Philippe Danfrie dated 1583.

Brass level by Philippe Danfrie dated 1583.

Brass level by Philippe Danfrie dated 1583.

Brass level by Philippe Danfrie dated 1583.