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Inventory no. 47446 - Former Display Label

German ASTRONOMICAL COMPENDIUM
Late 16th century

Gilt and silvered brass. Unsigned and undated; probably by the same maker as no. G. 405 (shown in this case), perhaps from a Habermel workshop.

Includes:
1. A lunar volvelle and a wind-rose.

2. An astrolabe, showing the horizon line and unequal hour-lines within a circular scale of equal hours. The rete consists of the ecliptic circle only.

3. An equinoctial ring-dial, adjustable for use in latitudes 42°, 45°, 48°, 51° and 55°.

4. A compass.

5. A table of the latitudes of 68 places.

6. A table showing the planet ruling each hour of the day and night throughout the week.

7. A quadrant dial and shadow-square (the plumb-line and bob are missing).

[G. 403]
Lewis Evans Collection.

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