Astrolabe Catalogue

astrolabe, inventory number 38642 from Nuremberg, 1527
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MakerGeorg Hartmann
Inventory no.38642
AcquisitionLent by St John's College, Oxford, in 1924

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Throne, Ring and Shackle

The throne is of the three-lobed type made of brass attached with integrated base made of brass and has a simple, round cross-section ring made of brass and square, ornate type shackle made of brass . More information


The mater and limb are of two pieces, soldered construction. Scales on the limb: equal hours scale; degree scale; degree scale. More information


In the centre of the unequal-hour scale is Arch Bishop Laud's coat of arms. The back contains 5 scales of the following types: Degree; Zodiacal signs; Calendar; Shadow square. The back is inscribed: with a maker's signature marked as GEORGIVS HARTMAN NORENBERGE FECIT ANNO MDXXVII (George Hartmann of Nuremberg made this in the year 1527). More information


There are 3 plates with latitudes ranging from 39°0' to 54°0' . More information


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