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Dodecagonal Astrolabe, by Erasmus Habermel, German, c. 1585

Inventory Number: 37297
Object Type: astrolabe
Creator: Erasmus Habermel
Date Created: c. 1585
Place Created: Germany Europe
Subject Classification(s): Lewis Evans Collection By Collection Astronomy By Discipline Astrolabes Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Mater, rete for 17 stars, 3 plates, alidade with fixed sights, rule with sliding cursor, and wedge. The mater is dodecagonal. On the back is engraved a universal projection.
Primary Inscriptions: "Erasmus Habermel fecit" on the bottom edge.
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans. Engraved with the arms of Franciscus Paduanius of Forli, Italy.
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Gilt brass


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