Astronomical and navigational instruments, Astrolabes and quadrants

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Astrolabe

AST0564
Astronomical and navigational instruments

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Collection Astronomical and navigational instruments, Astrolabes and quadrants
User collections Captain's Collection by goldhawg
Gallery locationROG (Floor plans)

Object details:

Object ID AST0564
Description Astrolabe. On the front is a sundial based on the universal astrolabe projection, associated with Rojas, and a lunar volvelle and aspectarium. The back is that of a typical astrolabe, with scales and a shadow square in the lower half, upper half blank.
Date made circa 1630

Artist/Maker Unknown
Place made France
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Materials brass
Measurements Overall: 26 x 200 x 153 mm; Diameter: 145 mm
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  • Astrolabe (AST0564)
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