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Inventory no. 49061 - Former Display Label

German ASTRONOMICAL COMPENDIUM
1608

Gilt and silvered brass. Signed, "CHRISTOPHORVS SCHISSLER SENIOR FACIEBAT AVGVSTÆ VIN: A.°. 1608."
Includes:
1. A lunar volvelle and aspectarium.

2. A map of Southern Germany, with a rotating index for finding directions from Augsburg.

3. An inclining dial adjustable for latitudes 33°-60°; and a compass.

4. A circular table of the latitudes of 36 places.

Christoph Schissler the Elder died in 1608; this instrument is, therefore, one of his last works.

[55-77]
Acquired, in 1955, for the Lewis Evans Collection.

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