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Recycling Early Modern Mathematical Instruments (2021)


Abstract Examples are given of how old instruments were recycled in the Early-Modern period in consequence of the difficulty and cost of obtaining brass suitable for instrument-making. Details of this practice are illustrated from two astrolabes by Jean Fusoris, one of which, described here, is a new addition to the corpus of his work.

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Authors & Contributors
Kühne, Andreas
Abgrall, Philippe
Hogendijk, Jan P.
Charette, François
Casi, Fausto
Debeauvais, Francis
Arabic Sciences and Philosophy
Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Arabisch-Islamischen Wissenschaften
Nuncius: Annali di Storia della Scienza
Historia Scientiarum: International Journal of the History of Science Society of Japan
Suhayl: Journal for the History of the Exact and Natural Sciences in Islamic Civilisation
Indian Journal of History of Science
Amis des Instruments des Sciences et des Astrolabes
E. Rauner Verlag
Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
Fordham University
Scientific apparatus and instruments
Arab/Islamic world, civilization and culture
al-Saghani, abu Hamid Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn al-Husayn
Abu Nasr Mansur ibn 'Ali ibn 'Iraq
Misrī, Muhammad ibn Muhammad
Fusoris, Jean
Johannes von Gmunden
Peurbach, Georg von
Time Periods
Early modern
10th century
11th century
15th century
Prague (Czechia)
Persia (Iran)
Universität Wien
Adler Planetarium, Chicago

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