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Astrolabe, North African, Late 16th or Early 17th Century

Inventory Number: 37527
Object Type: astrolabe
Place Created: North Africa Africa
Subject Classification(s): Astronomy By Discipline Astrolabes Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1952-76
Brief Description: Mater; rete for 33 stars; 8 plates; alidade; horse. The rete has four silvery knobs for turning. All but one plates bear no inscriptions. One of them is engraved on one side with a Zarqellu projection and on the other with a tablet of horizons.
Primary Inscriptions: Unsigned and undated
Provenance: Lent by the Bodleian Library. Belonged to John Selden (1584-1654), jurist and antiquary.
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Material(s): Brass

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