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.
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Overall (as displayed): 480 mm x 340 mm x 45 mm, 4.08 kg
- furnishing and equipment
- measuring device - instrument
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