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Astrolabe, by Muhammad Salih Tatawi, Indo-Persian, Thatta, 1666/7

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Inventory Number: 33474 (on display)
Object Type: astrolabe
Persons: Muhammad Salih Tatawi (Maker)
Date Created: Dated 1077 A.H. (A.D. 1666/7)
Place Created: Thatta Pakistan Asia
Subject Classification(s): Billmeir Collection By Collection Astronomy By Discipline Astrolabes Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1957-84/164
Brief Description: Mater; rete; 6 plates; alidade; horse; pin.
Primary Inscriptions: "Work of Muhammad Salih Tatawi, year 1077 H.", engraved on the rim.
Provenance: Presented by J. A. Billmeir in 1957. Formerly in the Chadenat Collection, Paris. Bought by Billmeir at the auction sale of the Chadenat Collection at the Hotel Drouot, Paris, on 24 May 1956. Charles Chadenat was a collector and dealer in Paris. [Source: 'A Universal Geometry: the Astrolabe East and West'; Museum of the History of Science cataloguing project supported by the Designation Challenge Fund of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, completed 2005, See https://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/astrolabe/].
Collection Group: Billmeir Collection
Material(s): Brass
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
270 mm

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