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Gerhard Mercator [attr.], Astrolabio
Gerhard Mercator [attr.], Astrolabe

c. 1570
Gilt brass, copper; diameter 31,6 cm
Florence, Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, inv. 1098

Astrolabe fitted with 6 plates corresponding to the latitudes of the regions between North Africa and Sweden. A seventh plate carries the geographic mirror for the northern and southern hemisphere. Provenance: Robert Dudley bequest.