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Sale 14 (205): A Fine Late 19TH-Century Maghribi Planispheric Astrolabe

Jan 6, 2015

A FINE LATE 19TH-CENTURY MAGHRIBI PLANISPHERIC ASTROLABE
the mater with throne, hinged joint and ring containing seven double-sided latitude plates with alignment lugs at north, pierced and chiselled foliate rete with leaves engraved with star names, the reverse with upper right quadrant scale divided between 0º-90º with graduated alidade sights secured by tapering pin and horse -- 6¼in. (16cm.) diameter

 

Sold for £5,040 inclusive of Buyers Premium