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Astronomical Compendium, by Christoph Schissler, Augsburg, 1556

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Inventory Number: 44317
Object Type:
Persons: Christoph Schissler (Maker (Signed by))
Date Created: Dated 1556
Place Created: Augsburg Germany Europe
Subject Classification(s): Lewis Evans Collection By Collection  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Central square box and two covers, alternately hinged. Nocturnal and horary quadrant; lunar volvelle and wind rose; horizontal dial with adjustable folding gnomon; table of latitudes; compass with index rule; horary volvelle (index missing); with original blind-tooled leather-covered case.
Primary Inscriptions: "CHRISTOFFERVS . SCHISLER . ME . FECIT . AVGVSTE . ANNO . DOMINI . 15 . 56 ." around compass.
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Gilt brass
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
72 68 16 mm

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