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Elias Allen, English instrument maker

Elias Allen, English instrument maker

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METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Elias Allen (c.1588-1653), English instrument maker. The instruments shown at right include a sundial, a sector, dividers, measuring devices, and a mariner's astrolabe and compass. Allen's associates included the mathematicians William Oughtred and Edmund Gunter. This 1653 etching is by Bohemian artist Wenceslaus Hollar, after an earlier portrait by Hendrick van der Borcht.

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