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Radio latino
"Radio latino"

Late 16th cent.
Brass; length 44 cm
Florence, Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, inv. 647

Named after its inventor, Latino Orsini, this instrument was used for surveying and for astronomic measurements. Its functions are illustrated in treatise II.1.28. The instrument was portrayed on the ceiling of the Mathematics Room by Giulio Parigi.