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Mariner's Astrolabe, Spanish, c. 1600

Inventory Number: 54253
Object Type: astrolabe, mariner's, astrolabe
Place Created: Spain Europe
Accession Number: 1924-51
Brief Description:
Primary Inscriptions: Unsigned and undated
Provenance: The instrument was found during dredging work in 1903 at Vera Cruz harbour in the Gulf of Mexico. This location and the diameter of approximately 8 Spanish inches have suggested a Spanish origin. The instrument was purchased from its finder Donald Courie by R. T. Gunther. (Epact entry)
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Material(s): Bronze


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