Museo Galileo
Virtual Museum
Case of mathematical instruments
    • Setting:
      Room VI
    • Maker:
      Giacomo Lusverg, Domenico Lusverg
    • Place:
    • Date:
      late 17th cent. - early 18th cent.
    • Materials:
      brass; case: black leather lined with florentine paper
    • Dimensions:
      case height 192 mm
    • Inventory:
      639, 640, 673, 703
    • Case of mathematical instruments (Inv. 639, 640, 673, 703)

The case is divided into twenty-one compartments. It contains the following precision-made brass instruments: military compasses fitted with a magnetic compass whose cover is signed "Dominicus Lusverg Roma"; a square; a pair of dividers; an instrument to draw parallel lines; a folding linear measure; a bar to draw ellipses, with two points, one of which slides; a pair of dividers with octagonal head and curved legs; another bar to draw ellipses with two sliding points and pencil-holder, signed "Iacobus Lusverg Roma"; and a gunner's quadrant with five viewers and a fitting for a tripod, signed "Iacobus Lusverg Rome." Provenance: Medici collections.