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Mathematical treatises and tables by Martin Master, Written in about A.D. 1670 by M. Master

MS. Savile 91
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Mathematical treatises and tables by Martin Master, one of which is dated 1670:

  1. The chief one is (fol. 9) 'The Surueyours Perambulator or an Engin, wherewith the Surueyour may ... measure land ... also an Abstract of the Tables of Logarithms [fol. 70 ... with the Canons of Artificiall Signes [sines] and Tangents ... Performed by Martin Master...'
  2. 'The Description and vse of the Cylinder Diall' (fol. 1)
  3. An engraving of Master (born 1605: engraved by R. Garwood, 1660) and of his Perambulator (fols. 6v, 7r)
  4. Measurements by the instrument of the roads from Epping to London (1659), and by 'mr. Blunt of Greenewich's' measuring Chariot from Epping to Bishop's Stortford, 1664 (fol. 7v)
  5. At fol. 68 is a survey of the estate of 'T. G.' at 'N.' in the county of Essex, 1660
  6. At fol. 133v tables of areas of circles, 1670
  7. At fol. 143 calendarial tables A.D. 1600- 2150 (made in 1672), and especially for 1652-79


  • Creation: Written in about A.D. 1670 by M. Master

Language of Materials

  • English

Physical Description



MS. Savile 91

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 26163

Custodial History

Owned by Robert Charles in about A.D. 1700 (fol. 67v).

Physical Description


Physical Facet

On paper with clasps


5 1/4 × 3 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom