The Construction and Principal Uses of Mathematical Instruments

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The Construction and Principal Uses of Mathematical Instruments
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Illustration, labeled plate IX
Author Nicholas Bion
Original title Traité de la construction et des principaux usages des instrumens de mathématique
Translator Edmund Stone
Country France
Language French
Subject Mathematical instruments Early works to 1800
Publisher Paris
Publication date
1709
Published in English
1723
Media type Print
Pages [8] p., 347 p., [5], [28] leaves of plates
OCLC 48599327

The Construction and Principal Uses of Mathematical Instruments (French: Traité de la construction et des principaux usages des instrumens de mathématique) is a book by Nicholas Bion, first published in 1709.[1] It was translated into English in 1723 by Edmund Stone.[2]

It was described as "the most famous book devoted to instruments" by historian of science David M. Knight.[3]

Nicholas Bion[edit]

Nicholas Bion (French: Nicolas Bion French: [bjɔ̃]; 1652–1733)[4] was a French instrument maker and author with workshops in Paris. He was king’s engineer for mathematical instruments. He died in Paris in 1733 aged 81.

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Bion is author of the following:[4]

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Further reading[edit]

  • Kern, Ralf (2010). Wissenschaftliche Instrumente in ihrer Zeit. Vom 15. – 19. Jahrhundert. Köln: König, Walther. ISBN 978-3-86560-772-0. 

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