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Christoph Schissler, Horary quadrant, 1599. Augsburg

Christoph Schissler, Horary quadrant, 1599. Augsburg

Epact: Astronomical Compendium signed by Christoph Schissler, dated 1557

Astronomical Compendium Signed by Christoph Schissler Dated Augsburg Gilt brass; 84 mm in diameter (maximum)

27. Polyhedral dial by Nicolaus Kratzer, London, c.1525  Type: instrument Inv. No. 54054 Source: MHS  The dial is unsigned but was made for Cardinal Wolsey (bearing his arms, the arms of York Minster and two representations of a cardinal’s hat), almost certainly by Nicholaus Kratzer. He was lecturing at Corpus Christi College, Oxford in the 1520s, under Wolsey’s patronage, on elementary astronomy, the construction of the astrolabe and Ptolemy’s geography.

Polyhedral sundial made for Cardinal Wolsey (bearing his arms, the arms of York Minster and two representations of a cardinal’s hat), almost certainly by Nicolaus Kratzer although the dial is unsigned.

Celestial planetarium - 1820-30

Celestial Planetarium, ca. France Celestial planetariiums were used as Astronomical and navigational instruments. the antique GPS.

Sundial Compass 18th century- silver, above compass in ribbon band, engraved: "N. Bion a Paris." | Cleveland Museum of Art

Sundial Compass century- silver, above compass in ribbon band, engraved: "N. Bion a Paris.

Pedometer  unknown (manufacturer) Augsburg, 2nd half of 17th century

Pedometer unknown (manufacturer) Augsburg, half of century

Flemish brass planispheric astrolabe.  Made by Arsenius c.1570.   "With compass and figures mounted on the Kursi with 3 plates for latitude, 39 with 42, 45 with 48 and 51 with 54 and shadow dial with unequal scale."

Made by Arsenius "With compass and figures mounted on the Kursi with 3 plates for latitude, 39 with 45 with 48 and 51 with 54 and shadow dial with unequal scale.

A LOT OF 2 SETS OF DRAWING INSTRUMENTS, France, 17th 18 th century - by Koller Auctions

A LOT OF 2 SETS OF DRAWING INSTRUMENTS, France, 17th 18 th century - by Koller Auctions

Astrolabe Clock - by Johann Leonhardt Bommel, Nuremberg, c.1686? (Inv. 35592)  Museum of the History of Science

Astrolabe Clock - by Johann Leonhardt Bommel, Nuremberg, (Inv. Museum of the History of Science

Jagiellonian (c.1510)

Jagiellonian Clock incorporating globe, c. metal, The Jagiellonian Museum

©Catherine McIntyre - Astrolabe in the Oxford Museum of the History of Science

lostintherenaissance: acottageinthewoods: unefilledujour: Catherine McIntyre - Astrolabe in the Oxford Museum of the History of Science (via quickwitter)

Date:	14th century. Place:	North Africa. Material:	Brass. Astrolabe Catalogue Inventory no.	53556. The back contains 5 scales of the following types: Altitude; Zodiacal signs; Calendar; Unequal hours; Shadow square. The zodiac on the rete is labelled: الحمل , الثور , الجوزا , السرطان , الاسد , السنبله , الميزان , العقرب , القوس , الجدي , الدلو , الحوت .

Date: 14th century. Place: North Africa. Material: Brass. Astrolabe Catalogue Inventory no. 53556. The back contains 5 scales of the following types: Altitude; Zodiacal signs; Calendar; Unequal hours; Shadow square. The zodiac on the rete is labelled: الحمل , الثور , الجوزا , السرطان , الاسد , السنبله , الميزان , العقرب , القوس , الجدي , الدلو , الحوت .

ca. 1345-55, [Hebrew astrolabe]    An astrolabe is an astronomical instrument that enables the user to determine the time during the day with the help of the sun, and at night with the help of the stars. It can also be used in the preparation of horoscopes and for surveying purposes – to name but a few of its functions.  Scientific instruments with Hebrew markings are extremely rare and only a handful are known to have survived.

Hebrew astrolabe - Probably Spain, about AD 1345 - 1355 - This stunning instrument embodies perfectly the peaceful exchange of knowledge and ideas between Christian, Jewish and Muslim scholars in medieval Spain before

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