Tue, 3rd Nov 2015 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Encounter')

 
  Lot 170
 

170

A MARINER'S ASTROLABE<br/>heavily cast in brass...

Sold for £744
Estimated at £600 - £800

(Please note the sold price includes buyer's premium at 24%)


Condition report
Astrolabe is unfinished, alidade slightly bent vertically, minor abrasions to edge.

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A MARINER'S ASTROLABE
heavily cast in brass after the original Valentia astrolabe, shaped ballast, the upper half divided but un-numbered, shaped shoulder with universal suspension ring, period style alidade with countersunk pinnials in sighting veins -- 7in. (18cm.) diam

The Valentia astrolabe of 1588 was discovered under a rock on Valentia, off Southern Ireland, and is now retained as part of the National Collection at Greenwich as NAV0022.