Wed, 29th Oct 2014 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Wizard)

 
  Lot 205
 

205

A FINE LATE 19TH-CENTURY MAGHRIBI PLANISPHERIC...

Sold for £5,208
Estimated at £1,500 - £2,500


 
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

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