Miniatures

Classical astronomical instruments in reduced scale versions: astrolabes, sundials…

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  • It´s the miniature version of our H36.  This planisferic astrolabe was developed after the one made by Diya´al Din Muhammad (Lahore, 1647).  The original piece could be found at the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, Chicago.  The stars on its rete and all other calculus were updated to make it functional. It was set for latitude 22º (Mecca)....

  • This piece is a replica of a Nocturnal and Tidal Abacus from 1570, signed by Humphrey Cole. Currently this instrument can be found in the British Museum, London. One of its faces is a Tidal Abacus and the other is a Nocturnal. The abacus or tidal calculator is used to figure the time of the tides. The tides, with their constant change in the water level,...

  • This piece is a replica of a Nocturnal and Tidal Abacus from 1570, signed by Humphrey Cole. Currently this instrument can be found in the British Museum, London. One of its faces is a Tidal Abacus and the other is a Nocturnal. The abacus or tidal calculator is used to figure the time of the tides. The tides, with their constant change in the water level,...

  • It´s the miniature version of our H36.  This planisferic astrolabe was developed after the one made by Diya´al Din Muhammad (Lahore, 1647).  The original piece could be found at the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, Chicago.  The stars on its rete and all other calculus were updated to make it functional. It was set for latitude 22º (Mecca)....

  • This piece is a sundial for prayers/mass hour. The original jewel, probably made on the 10th century, was found at Canterbury Cathedral, UK.  The dial was updated for London’s   latitude 50º. The dial must be hanged, facing the sun to find the hours like any other altitude sundial, introducing the little bar on the corresponding Month´s hole....

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