Electrotype replica of a 16th-century mariner’s astrolabe

Made:
1580-1588; 1930 in London
maker:
Elkington & Company Limited

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Electrotype copy of Mariners astrolabe (Inv. No. 1876-1032). Front 3/4 view of whole object against dark grey
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Electrotype copy of Mariners astrolabe (Inv. No. 1876-1032). Front view of whole object against dark grey background
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Electrotype copy of Mariners astrolabe (Inv. No. 1876-1032). Cropped front view for gallery use. Dark grey background
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Electrotype replica of Mariner's astrolabe (Inv. No. 1876-1032), unsigned, European (Spanish?), 1580-1588. Original instrument found in 1845 under a rock on Valentia Island, southern Ireland close to where three vessels from the Spanish Armada floundered in 1588. Made by Elkington & Co. Ltd, London in 1930 when the original was transferred to the newly established National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

Details

Category:
Navigation
Object Number:
1930-262
type:
replica
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • derivative object
  • copy - derivative object
  • reproduction

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