Fake astrolabe

Made:
1580-1600 in Europe

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Fake European planispheric astrolabe in brass gilt with 2 plates, one for latitudes 51 with 54, the other incomplete, with shadow dial and unequal scale, IC 440 [international checklist]..

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1938-426
Materials:
brass and incomplete
type:
forgery
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
credit:
Mr W.E. Miller