Astrolabe Catalogue


Front of astrolabe without rete or plates. Click to enlarge
Date 1584
Maker Philippe Danfrie
Place Paris
Material Wood
Inventory no. 34268
Acquisition Presented by Lewis Evans in 1924


The throne is of the three-lobed type . The throne is attached with a integrated base. The front is covered in paper and decorated with printed decoration including a female face, while the rear of the throne, also covered in paper, is decorated with similar printed decoration including an impish face..


The ring is of the simple, round cross-section type (i.e. simple plain ring made from a round rod or piece of metal) made of brass.


Shackle of the eye-bolt type (i.e. any shackle that attactes to the ring via an eye-bolt type feature)made of brass. .


The mater and limb are of one-piece construction. Wood with applied printed paper. Scales on the limb:
Type Range & Units Numbered Geometry Location
Equal hours I - XII Times of day  hours Circular, concentric None
Degree 0 - 90 Degrees Every 5° degrees None None


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