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Inventory no. 36708 - Former Display Label

?Italian SCAPHE and COMPASS
1537

Ivory, brass, etc; with original leather-covered case. Signed, "RAVILLIVS, M. D. XXXVII".

For latitude 45°. There is a small compass for orientating the scaphe. In the lid is a larger compass.

Alexander Ravillius is known also as the maker of an armillary sphere, dated 1542, formerly in the Mensing Collection (no. 2), now in the Adler Planetarium, Chicago.

[57-84/44a]
Billmeir Collection

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