Astrolabe Catalogue


Date ca. 1590
Maker Erasmus Habermel
Place Prague (?)
Material Gilt copper
Acquisition Presented by J. A. Billmeir in 1957
Accession 1957-84/19


Billmeir acquired it with the collection of Henri Michel, of Brussels, which he purchased about 1950. It was said to have been long in the possession of the Habsburg family, with the consequent assumption that it was made for the Emperor Rudolf II.
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