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Charles Whitwell, Astrolabio
Charles Whitwell, Astrolabe

1595
Brass; diameter 38,8 cm
Florence, Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, inv. 1095

Astrolabe in universal stereographic projection fitted with a rete unusually divided into two halves, one of traditional type with pointers for the fixed stars, the other with the names of the stars on a grid corresponding to meridians and parallels. Provenance: Robert Dudley bequest.