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|
|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.|
|Provenance:||Presented by J. A. Billmeir.
From the Michel Collection.|