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Geographical Astrolabe, by F. Morillard, Narbonne, 1600, and Pierre Sevin, Paris, c. 1670

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Inventory Number: 53966 (on display)
Object Type: astrolabe, geographical, astrolabe
Persons: F. Morillard (Maker)
Pierre Sevin (Maker)
Date Created: Dated 1600
Place Created: Narbonne France Europe
Subject Classification(s): Billmeir Collection By Collection Astronomy By Discipline Astrolabes Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1957-84/178
Brief Description: Mater, rete for 17 stars, 2 plates (one geographical, the other particular and universal orthogaphic), alidade with folding sights, rule, rule with cursor and brachiolum for use with universal plate, circular nut, and 17th century red morocco and velvet case. Sevin added the second plate and the rule, sliding cursor and brachiolum for use with one side of it.
Primary Inscriptions: "Fr. Morillard Lugdunen. faciebat / Narb. Anno M. VIc." on the reverse. "Pierre Seuin AParis" on the second plate.
Provenance: Presented by J. A. Billmeir. Formerly in the collection of Chadenat, Paris.
Collection Group: Billmeir Collection
Material(s): Gilt brass
copper and blued steel

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