Brass Astrolabe , English, 1559

Brass Astrolabe , English, 1559

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Caption: Brass Astrolabe made by Thomas Gemini for Queen Elizabeth I. English, London, 1559. This astrolabe belonged to Elizabeth I and was probably a gift from her favourite Sir Robert Dudley. It demonstrates the extraordinary appeal and prestige of mathematics in instrumental form. It is one of four known by Thomas Gemini, who moved to England from the Low Countries.

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Keywords: 1559, 16th century, astrolabe, astrology, astronomy, brass, british, circle, cutout, decorative, england, english, front, great britain, historical, history, instrument, intricate, mathematics, nov14 7, queen elizabeth i, science, thomas gemini, uk, united kingdom

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