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Astronomical compendium lunar volvelle

AST0415.4

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Object ID AST0415.4
Description Lunar volvelle for the astronomical compendium for latitude 48° North. Beneath this, a lunar volvelle, consisting of two brass discs, is set into the remaining body of the instrument. The outer disc has a lunar-age scale and an hour scale. The rotatable brass disc has a pointer, an hour scale and a circular aperture revealing a pictorial display of the phases of the moon.
Date made 17th century

Artist/Maker Unknown
Place made probably Nuremberg, Germany
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Materials ivory; metal; paper; wood
Measurements Overall: 48 mm; Diameter: 44 mm
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