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Islamic planispheric astrolabe in brass, diameter 25 cm, with rete, two plates, alidade, alidade, pin and horse, made by Jamal al-Din ibn Muquin, at Lahore, Pakistan, in 1077 AH (= 1666-7 CE). Inside of mater shows map locating Mecca with qibla of 17 locations. Zoomorphic characters on rete.
Astrolabe by Ferdinand Arsenius
Astrolabe made by Ferdinand Arsenius, Antwerp, Flanders, 1607-1618.
Hindu planispheric astrolabe in copper [brass?], single plate, made for Raja Ramasimha by Sivalala in 1870. Engraved in Sanskrit with instrument laid out for the latitude of Bundi (25º 28'), Rajasthan, India. Alidade at rear missing.
Brass Islamic planispheric astrolabe of Syrian origin with cursive & Kufic Arabic script, fitted with three latitude plates (28/31°, 36/39 ° & 30/42 ° - later 16th century?), unsigned without date, 901-1100 CE. Latitude plate engraved on mater. Fitted with later hexagonal nut and bolt.
Islamic astrolabe, 1645-1655
Small brass planispheric astrolabe engraved with Arabic script, thought to be Persian, c. 1650, IC 1056 (international checklist).
European astrolabe, 1548
Planispheric astrolabe in brass gilt with 3 plates for lititudes, 39 with 42, 45 with 48 and 51 with 54, by George Hartmann of Nuremberg dated 1548, IC 268 [International Checklist] .
European astrolabe, 1295-1305
French planispheric astrolabe with a single plate, a geared lunar vovelle on the front and a shadow dial with an unequal hour scale on the reverse, undated and unsigned,c.1300, IC 198 [international checklist].
Islamic astrolabe, 1849
Islamic Indo-Persian astrolabe in brass, 155 mm in diameter and 1.3cm thick. Persian inscription around edge of ... reading "this tripartite astrolabe, with the sine quadrant and beneath it the limb, was designed as a gift for the honourable treasurer, Sir Henry Elliot, Sahib, K.C.B. Chief secretary of his Lordship, the Govenor-general, exalted deputy (may his good fortune continue) in Kapurthala, through the work of Balhumal, the astronomer from Lahore, the confident of his Lordship Ahluwaliya, completed Christian year 1849" decorative rete (ankabut) with leaves to represent 12 stars plates engraved with equal and unequal hours for latitudes 17[o] and 20[o], 23[o] and 26[o], 29 and 32[o], 35[o] and 38[o], 41[o] and 44[o] and 47[o] and 50[o] plus a seventh plate engraved on both sides as a tablet of horizons, pierced suspension (Kursi) to which is attached crimson cord (ilaqa) of 18 cm length
Islamic astrolabe, 1145-1155
Brass Moorish planispheric astrolabe with five plates, a shadow dial on the reverse and silver studs on the rete, c. 1150, IC 1058 [international checklist].
European astrolabe, 1425-1435
Small Hispano-Moorish planispheric astrolabe in brass gilt with four plates for the latitudes of 36, 39, 42 and 49 degrees and shadow dial and unequal scale on the reverse with vovelle, c. 1430, IC 247 [international checklist].
European astrolabe, 1570
Flemisih brass planispheric astrolabe 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. Unsigned or dated, but probably by Arsenius, dating to around 1570-80, IC 439 [International Checklist]. A compass square is engraved on the base of the womb of the astrolabe.
Islamic astrolabe, 1605-1606
Brass Arabic planispheric astrolabe with 6 plates and a shadow dial on the reverse by Mustafa Ayyub-i and dated 1014 AH (1605-06 AD), IC 1059 [International Checklist]
Planispheric astrolabe, 1572
Brass planispheric astrolabe, 22 stars on rete, Rojas projection on back, Italian, dated 1572
star and sundial, Dutch, 1681
Combined star and sun (altitude) dial, signed Anthony Sneewins, Delft, Holland, dated 1681.
Islamic astrolabe, 1701-1800
Islamic planispheric astrolabe in brass, diameter 25cm, Maghribi, 18th century, with rete, eight plates, alidade, cursor, pin and horse, plus two additional plates of later date.
European astrolabe, 1495-1505
Italian brass planispheric astrolabe with a single plate for the latitudes 42 & 45 degrees and for 48 degrees on the inside of the womb with shadow dial and unequal scale on the reverse, c. 1500, IC 441 [international checklist].
Brass planispheric astrolabe with damaged compass mounted on the Kursi by Anthony Sneewins , dated 1650, IC 442 [International Checklist].
"Oxford" Astrolabe with celluloid rete designed by
"Oxford" Astrolabe with celluloid rete designed by Professor Jenkin 1925.
Small planispheric astrolabe with Arabic script with five plates and a rete with silver studs, may be Persian, c. 1650. The reverse side is engraved with a universal Gemma Frisius projection scale IC 1057 [international checklist].
Islamic astrolabe, 1601-1699
Indo-Persian planispheric astrolabe with four plates, 17th century.
European astrolabe, 1320-1330
Planispheric astrolabe with a shadow dial and unequal hours scale on the reverse and one silvered brass plate for latitudes for 49 and 52, c. 1325, IC 293 [international checklist]. Kursi carries Hebrew inscription on both sides giving the name of its former original owner.
Planispheric astrolabe by Gualterus (Walter) Arsenius, Louvain, c. 1570 in brass gilt with four plates for the latitudes of 25 with 28, 31 with 34, 37 with 38, and 39 with 40 degrees, IC 228 [International Checklist]. The reverse side is supplied with a Gemma Frisius universal projection scale and a compass square in the base of the womb.
Hindu astrolabe commissioned at Jaipur
Brass Hindu planispheric astrolabe with inlaid silver sanskrit script, commissioned by Manna Lala in Jaipur, 1836.
Hindu astrolabe, 1800-1899
Hindu astrolabe, silver, with linen pouch and hardwood case, unsigned, 19th century, Indian