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Equatorial Instrument, French, 17th Century

Inventory Number: 39013
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Place Created: France Europe
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Brief Description: Square base with pillar stand, horizontal circular plate, marked with winds, degrees and a zodiacal calendar. Pillar support for latitude degree circle, with index arm. Equatorial disc with degree scale, hours, shadow square, alidade whose pivot is adjustable on a radial slot with a scale 1 to 20. The underside of the equatorial disc has star names and right ascensions.
Primary Inscriptions: Unsigned and undated
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Material(s): Brass