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Inventory no. 49033 - Former Display Label

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Early Gothic (Hispano-Moorish type) ASTROLABE
c.1260

Not signed or dated. Brass. 21 stars. 4 plates (latitudes 30°, 35°, 40°, 45°, 48°, 52°, 55° and 60°; the mater is engraved as a plate for latitude 24°). 0° Aries = 101/2 March.

The design of the rete has been influenced by the 'ankabût of andalûsî astrolabes; this astrolabe may have been made in Spain.

[IC 300]
Lewis Evans Collection

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