Medieval illustration of a quadrant

Medieval illustration of a quadrant

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Credit: JEAN-LOUP CHARMET/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Quadrant. Medieval illustration of a quadrant, a device for measuring angles. It receives its name because its curved edge forms a quarter of the circumference of a circle. This quadrant was described as being a new design in De Arte Matematicum, a 15th century manuscript.

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Keywords: angle, artwork, historical, history of science, mathematical, mathematics, measurement, medieval quadrant, quadrant

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