Astrolabe Catalogue


Date late 15th century
Place Italy
Material Brass
Acquisition Presented by Lewis Evans in 1924
Accession 1924-0/2070


Evans bought it from Percy Webster, his main London dealer, in 1910. Although the astrolabe appears to be Italian (it is inscribed in a combination of Latin and Italian), the latitude it has been made for is appropriate to North Africa or Baghdad.
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