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Special Exhibition Label: 'Geek is Good' (15 May - 2 November 2014)

The Beauty of Surveying

A triangulation instrument in use. The image represents two observations rather than two instruments, and the giant size is misleading – they were really the size of the one displayed here. From Benjamin Bramer, Bericht zu M. Jobsten Burgi seligen geometrischen triangular Instruments (Kassel, 1648).

MHS inv. 47897 (water level)
MHS inv. 47741 (triangulation instrument)

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