|Maker||Giovanni Domenico Feciolo|
|Acquisition||Bequeathed by Mrs A. M. Billmeir in 1973|
MaterThe mater and limb are of two pieces, soldered and riveted construction. Scales on the limb: equal hours scale; altitude scale. More information
BackThe back contains 6 scales of the following types: Degree; Zodiacal signs; Calendar; Shadow square; Unequal hours. The back is inscribed: with a maker's signature marked as Io: Dom; Feciolus Trident: faciebat (Giovanni Domenico Feciolo of Trent made this). This inscription is engraved elow the shadow square. with a owner's mark marked as Astrolabium hoc ex tabulis Bergensibus construendum sibi curavit Julius Caesar luchinus Bononiae anno 1558 (In 1558, Julius Caesar Luchino fo Bologna arranged to have this astrolabe made for himself from according to the Tabulae Bergenses). This inscription is engraved within the unequal hour diagram. More information
Rete, Nut & BoltThe rete contains 24 stars. The zodiac on the rete is labelled: ARIES , TAVRVS , GEMINI , CANCER , LEO , VIRGO , LIBRA , SCORPIO , SAGITTARIVS , CAPRICORNVS , AQVARIVS , PISSES .
The rete contains 1 scale of the following type: Ecliptic.
The rete is attached using a nut & bolt. More information
PlatesThere is one plate for latitude 43°0' . More information
Rules & Alidades
|Alidade||Double-ended, counter-changed. The right arm is
decoratively engraved with a floral pattern.