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Astronomical Compendium, by Sebastian Thibault Dreux, French, 1588

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Inventory Number: 51027
Object Type:
Persons: Sebastion Thibault Dreux
Date Created: Tables begin at 1588
Place Created: France Europe
Subject Classification(s): Lewis Evans Collection By Collection  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Book form with two covers, curved spine and suspension ring. Equinoctial dial with alidade gnomon and lunar volvelle; table of latitudes with notched latitude scale; compass; lunar table; quadrant, shadow square and calendar tables, with two fixed sights and plumb bob; nocturnal with folding index.
Primary Inscriptions: "Ego Sebastianus / Thibault / Dreux / Fesit"
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans in 1924. Inscriptions in Portuguese suggest this was made for a Portuguese patron.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Gilt and silvered brass
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
72 60 16 mm

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