The Measurers:
a Flemish Image of Mathematics in the Sixteenth Century

Figure 27
Gauging a barrel.



From Adriaan Metius, Arithmeticę libri duo: et geometrię libri VI (Leiden, 1640).
The same woodcut appears in his Arithmeticę et geometrię practica (1611).

See also figure 26
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