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Paper Astrolabe, by Johann Krabbe, German, 1583

Inventory Number: 44745
Object Type: astrolabe
Persons: Johann Krabbe (Maker)
Date Created: 1583
Place Created: Germany Europe
Subject Classification(s): Astronomy By Discipline Astrolabes Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Mater, rete for around 79 stars, 1 plate, alidade and bolt (nut missing). Krabbe was Geometer to the Henricus Julius.
Primary Inscriptions: "IOHANNIS KRABBEN ASTROLABIUM. Cum Gra. et Pruile Cæsar. Maij: WOLFFERBYTÆ. FACIEBAT JOHANNES KRABBE MVNDENSIS ANNO M.D. LXXXIII." on the back below the coat of arms of Henricus Julius, Bishop of Halberstadt, Duke of Brunswick and Lüneburg.
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans. Purchased by Lewis Evans from Lagermann in Munich in 1910 as part of Lagermann's collection as a whole ('Lagermann' may be read as 'Jagermann' or 'Yagerman' - nothing else is known of him).
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Paper and wood

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