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History from below Mathematics, instruments and archaeology Stephen Johnston Museum of the History of Science University of Oxford. Astrolabe by Erasmus Habermel, Prague, 1590s?. Inch scale, with numerals from 1 to 9 (almost) decipherable.

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History from below mathematics instruments and archaeology stephen johnston

History from below

Mathematics, instruments and archaeology

Stephen Johnston

Museum of the History of Science

University of Oxford





History from below mathematics instruments and archaeology stephen johnston

Leonard Digges, the volume is to be determinedTectonicon (London, 1556)


History from below mathematics instruments and archaeology stephen johnston

Leonard Digges, the volume is to be determinedTectonicon


History from below mathematics instruments and archaeology stephen johnston

Folding rule by Humphrey Cole, London, 1574 the volume is to be determined


History from below mathematics instruments and archaeology stephen johnston

Leonard Digges, the volume is to be determinedTectonicon


History from below mathematics instruments and archaeology stephen johnston

Longport House carpenter’s rule, 1635 the volume is to be determined



Longport rule square root table
Longport rule the volume is to be determinedSquare root table

Product4 x 155 x 126 x 10

Root 7,14 7,15 7,15

Product5 x 168 x 10

Root 8,18 8,19

Product6 x 168 x 12

Root 9,16 9,15

Square roots expressed in inches and twentieths


History from below mathematics instruments and archaeology stephen johnston

La Natiere wreck, St Malo the volume is to be determined


History from below mathematics instruments and archaeology stephen johnston

Samuel Sturmy, the volume is to be determined

The mariners magazine, or, Sturmy's mathematical and practical arts (1669)


History from below mathematics instruments and archaeology stephen johnston

La Natiere wreck, St Malo: “1648 IC” the volume is to be determined


History from below mathematics instruments and archaeology stephen johnston

One foot carpenter’s rule the volume is to be determined

Whipple Museum of the History of Science University of Cambridge


History from below mathematics instruments and archaeology stephen johnston

Rule with board scale and timber and board tables, 1648 the volume is to be determined

Whipple Museum


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