Thu, 17th Jul 2008 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Phoenix)

Lot 71


A 19th century model mariner's...

Sold for £1,364
Estimated at £200 - £300

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

*A 19th century model mariner's astrolabe
engraved over one side with degree scale divided into four quadrants, inscribed on the cross limb E. Gourdin Paris 1671, pinned sighting arm, bottom ballast with six-pointed star cut out, suspended from a universal joint

4in. (10cm.) diameter.

Provenance: Christie's South Kensington, 5th May, 1983, lot 5.
Literature: Stimson, A. The Mariner's Astrolabe, HES Publishers, Utrecht, 1988, p.47-48