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*In the 16th century the astrolabe reached the peak of its popularity.
The Spanish astronomer and mathematician Juan de Rojas presented to the European public the Orthographic Projection (1550).
This projection was successfully applied in a new type of astrolabe that offered remarkable advantages over its predecessors because it could be used in any latitude.
H106 Planisferic Astrolabe
*From the Greek “star searcher” the astrolabe was introduced in Europe by the Arabs.
It became a vital tool for astronomers, astrologers and surveyors. Among other calculations one can establish the height of the Sun, the planets and the stars, determine time and Latitude, measure heights, calculate distances and astrological implications.
H107 Nautical Astrolabe
*It is a simplified planispherical astrolabe whose final shape came as a result of the experience of navigators. By measuring the altitude of the stars you obtain the Latitude.
This Portuguese marine astrolabe (1550-55) was owned by a Dundee skipper, A. Smyton. The original is at the Art Gallery and Museum of Dundee, Scotland.
Diameter: 25mm / Thickness: 1.8mm
Non functional item.
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