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Astrolabe, French, c. 1570

Inventory Number: 49726
Object Type: astrolabe, universal, astrolabe
Place Created: France Europe
Subject Classification(s): Billmeir Collection By Collection Astronomy By Discipline Astrolabes Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1957-84/21
Brief Description: Particular and universal astrolabe. Mater, rete for 25 stars, 2 plates, one of which has a universal projection on one side, rule, alidade. The two plates are of different thicknesses, though the punches used appear to be the same: the plate with the universal projection is significantly thicker.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Presented by J. A. Billmeir. From the Michel Collection.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Brass

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