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Astronomical Compendium, by Christoph Schissler?, Augsburg, Later 16th Century

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Inventory Number: 45366 (on display)
Object Type:
Persons: Christoph Schissler (Maker)
Date Created: Later 16th century
Place Created: Augsburg Germany Europe
Subject Classification(s): Billmeir Collection By Collection  
Accession Number: 1957-84/243
Brief Description: Book form, with curved spine and clasps; geographical astrolabe (index broken off); map with index and arrow (vane missing); horizontal string-gnomon sundial with inset compass, three latitude plates and detachable gnomon support; lunar volvelle; orthographic planisphere; suspension ring.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Presented by J. A. Billmeir.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Gilt and enamelled brass
silver
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
62 55 15 mm

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Index Rule from Geographical Astrolabe on Outer Leaf of Compedium inv. 45366

Inventory Number: 45366 (on display)
Object Type:
Persons: Christoph Schissler (Maker)
Date Created:
Place Created: Augsburg Germany Europe
Accession Number:
Brief Description: Divided gilt brass rule broken of from parent instrument at an unknown date. Stored with a fragment of gnomon string.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance:
Collection Group:
Material(s): Gilt and enamelled brass
silver
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
62 55 15 mm

Narratives

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