European astrolabe

Made:
1607-1618 in Antwerp
maker:
Ferdinand Arsenius

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European Astrolabe. Planispheric astrolabe with 3 plates for the latitudes of 39 with 42, 45 with a shadow dial scale
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

European Astrolabe. Planispheric astrolabe with 3 plates for the latitudes of 39 with 42, 45 with a shadow dial scale
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Planispheric astrolabe with 3 plates for the latitudes of 39 with 42, 45 with a shadow dial scale and 48 with 51 by
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Planispheric astrolabe with 3 plates for the latitudes of 39 with 42, 45 with a shadow dial scale and 48 with 51 by
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Planispheric astrolabe with 3 plates for the latitudes of 39 with 42, 45 with a shadow dial scale and 48 with 51 by
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Planispheric astrolabe with 3 plates for the latitudes of 39 with 42, 45 with a shadow dial scale and 48 with 51 by
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Planispheric astrolabe with 3 plates for the latitudes of 39 with 42, 45 with a shadow dial scale and 48 with 51 by
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Planispheric astrolabe with 3 plates for the latitudes of 39 with 42, 45 with a shadow dial scale and 48 with 51 by
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

European Astrolabe. Planispheric astrolabe with 3 plates for the latitudes of 39 with 42, 45 with a shadow dial scale
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Planispheric astrolabe with 3 latitude plates( 39°/ 42°, 48°/51° & 45° with a shadow dial scale on the reverse) and magnetic compass (adjacent to suspension ring), by Ferdinand Arsenius, Antwerp; Flanders; Belgium 1607-1618, [IC 233 - International Checklist]. Fitted with a. The reverse side is engraved with a Gemma Frisius universal projection with rule and pointer, with the alidade fitted to the front face. The womb of the mater (mother) is engraved with a ‘Quadratum Nauticum’ (navigational quadrant) scale.

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1878-11
Materials:
brass, complete, glass, iron
Measurements:
Overall (as displayed): 480 mm x 340 mm x 45 mm, 4.08 kg
type:
astrolabe
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
status:
Permanent collection

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