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Scarce Islamic Brass Engraved Astrolabe, 18th Century, Very Good Condition For Sale
PRESENTING THIS WEEK A COLLECTION OF VINTAGE PHOTOS, SOME AUTOGRAPHED, A SUPERB SELECTION OF ANTIQUE SEALS AND JEWELLERY, A VIKING 9TH CENTURY HAMMER AMULET, ROMAN RINGS AND BROOCHES AND OTHER UNUSUAL COLLECTIBLES
SCARCE ISLAMIC BRASS ENGRAVED ASTROLABE, 18TH CENTURY, VERY GOOD CONDITION
Scarce original 18th century Islamic astrolabe calculator
Sheet brass disc with central hole, inscribed with intersecting concentric and eccentric circles; astronomical numbers and text to the outer edge
Weighing 126 grams and measuring 22 cm (8 3/4")
A fabulous item on display and in very good condition
An astrolabe is an elaborate inclinometer, historically used by astronomers, navigators, and astrologers. Its many uses include locating and predicting the positions of the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars, determining local time given local latitude and vice-versa, surveying, triangulation, and to cast horoscopes
It was used in classical antiquity, the Islamic Golden Age, the European Middle Ages and Renaissance for all these purposes. In the Islamic world, it was also used to calculate the Qibla and to find the times for Salah, prayers
A rare Islamic 18th century disc astolabe
Please see photos for exact condition
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Scarce Islamic Brass Engraved Astrolabe, 18th Century, Very Good Condition: $313