Astrolabe Catalogue


Date early 18th century
Place North Africa
Material Brass
Acquisition Presented by J. A. Billmeir in 1957
Accession 1957-84/1


Billmeir acquired it with the collection of Henri Michel, of Brussels, which he purchased about 1950. An inscription records that it was given as a bequest to the Grand Mosque of Tangier, possibly by a wealthy merchant.
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