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Brass astrolabe, Spain, c.1260

Brass astrolabe, Spain, c.1260

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23.4 x 32.5 cm ⏐ 9.2 x 12.8 in (300dpi)

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MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE / OXFORD UNIVERSITY IMAGES / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE / OXFORD UNIVERSITY IMAGES / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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A uniquely constructed astrolabe. Brass, Spain, c. 1260. This possibly uniquely constructed instrument is made of three pieces, consisting of a back plate, a front plate or circle (the surface of the limb), and a thicker cast limb sandwiched between the two, the whole being riveted together.

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