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Astrolabe, North African, c. 1800?

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Inventory Number: 41460
Object Type: astrolabe
Place Created: North Africa Africa
Subject Classification(s): Billmeir Collection By Collection Astronomy By Discipline Astrolabes Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1957-84/172
Brief Description: Mater; rete for 24 stars; 3 plates; alidade. Two disks of paper are interposed between the plates. The mater is blank. On the rete there are 4 silvery knobs for turning.
Primary Inscriptions: Unsigned and undated
Provenance: Presented by J. A. Billmeir with his collection.
Collection Group: Billmeir Collection
Material(s): Brass

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