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Astrolabe, attributed to Michiel Coignet, Antwerp?, Early 17th Century

Inventory Number: 54424
Object Type: astrolabe
Persons: Michiel Coignet (Maker)
Date Created: Early 17th century?
Place Created: Antwerp? Belgium Europe
Subject Classification(s): Billmeir Collection By Collection Astronomy By Discipline Astrolabes Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1957-84/18
Brief Description: Particular and universal astrolabe. Comparison of this astrolabe with others during the 'Familia Universalis Coignet' exhibition in Antwerp in 1998 suggested that the idea that this astrolabe derives from the Antwerp workshop of Michael Coignet is probably unfounded.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Presented by J. A. Billmeir.
Collection Group: Billmeir Collection
Material(s): Brass

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