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Mariner's Astrolabe, Spanish, c. 1600

preview image for Mariner's Astrolabe, Spanish, c. 1600
Object is on display.
Inventory Number: 54253
Object Type: Object
Place Created: Spain Europe
Accession Number: 1924-51
Primary Inscriptions: Unsigned and undated
Provenance: The instrument was found during dredging work in 1903 at Vera Cruz harbour in the Gulf of Mexico. This location and the diameter of approximately 8 Spanish inches have suggested a Spanish origin. The instrument was purchased from its finder Donald Courie by R. T. Gunther. (Epact entry)
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Material(s): Bronze

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Related Sites

Epact: electronic catalogue of medieval and renaissance scientific instruments from four European museums

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