European astrolabe by Arsenius, 1566

Made:
1566; 1876
maker:
Elkington and Company
and
Gualterus Arsenius

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Electrotype copy of a planispheric astrolabe by Gualterus (Walter) Arsenius, dated 1566, at the Museo Arqueologico Nacional in Madrid. The original formerly belonged to Philip II of Spain [see IC 3015]. Made by Elkington and Company after the original was displayed at the Special Loan Collection of Scientific Apparatus in the South Kensington Museum in 1876.

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1877-7
Measurements:
diameter: 590 mm,
type:
replica
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument

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