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Astronomical Compendium, by Josua Habermel, German, Late 16th Century

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Inventory Number: 41486
Object Type:
Persons: Josua Habermel (Maker (Signed by))
Date Created: Late 16th Century
Place Created: Germany Europe
Subject Classification(s): Lewis Evans Collection By Collection  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Gilt brass box with upper and base lid. It includes a volvelle and compass rose [rotating disc missing], a lunar volvelle [rotating disc missing], a universal equinoctial dial, for latitudes 42° to 54° [gnomon missing], a horizontal string-gnomon dial and a magnetic compass [with modern needle], a circular table of the latitudes of 12 towns and a table of the latitude of 18 places.
Primary Inscriptions: "Iosüa Habermel".
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Gilt brass and silvered brass
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
62 60 9 mm


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