Planisferic V20 Astrolabe

Handmade Astrolabe offered by our team at Dracolite.
Handcrafted by skilled Spain artisans.

Ideal for :

* Larp or other event
* Renaissance Decoration
* Holidays and birthdays gift

The astrolabe is an astronomical calculating device used from ancient times into the eighteenth century. The name astrolabe comes from the Greek word for star astro and the Greek word Labio meaning that which seeks.

Measuring the height of a star using the back of the instrument, and knowing the latitude, one could find the time of night and the position of other stars. It may also be used for determining the time of day, or height of objects.

The openwork piece on the front, called the rete, is a star map of the northern sky. Pointers on the rete correspond to stars; the outermost circle is the Tropic of Capricorn, and the circle that is off-center represents the zodiac, the apparent annual motion of the sun. Engraved plates that fit below the rete have scales of altitude and azimuth (arc of the horizon) for specific latitudes. 

This beautiful instrument comes complete with wooden base and booklets on use and historical context. The wooden base is ideal for placement of a commemorative plaque in recognition of achievement or an event.

Its precision and aesthetics makes of this instrument, made for 40.4º Latitude, a unique piece.

$460.00
Approximate price in:
€342.15 EUR | $356.82 USD

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Description

Details :

* Beautiful real usable Astrolabe
* High quality reproduction of nautical instruments
* Allows you to find your way at sea thanks to the sun and the stars
* Scientifically, historically and aesthetically true to the originals
* Delivered in a beautiful box accompanied by a booklet revealing the usefulness and the history of the article
* Handcrafted by skilled craftsmen at Madrid in Spain

Specifications :

* Max Height: 9.65 in
* Diameter: 7.87 in
* Thickness: 0.28 in

Shipping :

* Item in stock : Shipped within 1 to 2 weeks
* Item not in stock : Shipped within 2 to 8 months

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Additional information

Weight 2100 g
Dimensions 34 × 25 × 7 cm

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