Adrianus Descrolieres
Adrianus Descrolieres (also Descroliers or Descroli?res; fl. 1571-80) was described as 'Angiensis' and perhaps came from Angers. He was greatly influenced by the Louvain school of instrument making where he started his apprenticeship in about 1564. From the signatures on his surviving instruments (astrolabes, armillary spheres and an optical compass) it is known that he subsequently worked in Venice, Bondeno (a town near Ferrara), Mantua, Antwerp and Paris.

For instruments by Adrianus Descrolieres, see:
   Astrolabe, Signed by Adrianus Descrolieres, Paris, Dated 1580 (London, BM)
   Surveying Instrument, Signed by Adrianus Descrolieres, Antwerp, Dated 1579 (Oxford, MHS)


V. A. Rasquin, Dictionnaire des Constructeurs Belges d'Instruments Scientifiques (les origines ? 1914) (Brussels, 1996), pp. 46-7; K. van Cleempoel, "La Produccion de Instrumentos Cientificos en Lovaina en el Siglo XVI", pp. 87-109 in K. van Cleempoel et al, Instrumentos Cientificos del Siglo XVI: la Corte Espa?ola y la Escuela de Lovaina (Madrid, 1997), [pp. 59-74 in the English summary].

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