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Astronomical compendium This astronomical compendium, in the shape of a Missal…

Portable 16th Century Replica Working Sundial with Compass / Handmade Sunwatch / Bee and Honey Design / Walnut Wood

Portable Century Replica Working Sundial with Compass / Handmade Sun watch / Walnut Wood & Gift Box

Polyhedral dial - Made c.1780-1810 by J.G. Kleininger - National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Gabb Collection. Photo by Royal Museums Greenwich Prints.

Polyhedral dial by J. Kleininger prints from Royal Museums Greenwich.

Beautifully Engraved and Gilded All-in-One Astronomical Tool - My Modern Metropolis

Beautifully Engraved and Gilded All-in-One Astronomical Tool

Astronomical Compendium Signed by Johann Anton Linden Dated 1596; Heilbronn Gilt brass; 75 x 146 x 20 mm

Astronomical Compendium -- by Johann Anton Linden -- Dated 1596 -- Heilbronn Gilt brass.

Museum Archive‏ @TheHiddenWorId - 16th century French encryption book from the court of Henri II

century book-shaped French cipher machine,with arms of Henri 11 of France Musee d’ Ecouen

Who needs a mobile phone when you can have an astronomical compendium? Signed by Humfrey Cole and made in 1568 for the Elizabethan printer and publisher Richard Jugge, this compendium includes a quadrant, room for drawing instruments, a compass, a universal equinoctial sundial, a table of latitudes of towns and an incomplete calendar.

This is an astronomical compendium including a quadrant, room for drawing instruments, a compass, a universal equinoctial sundial, a table of latitudes of towns and an incomplete calendar.

collection of old compasses...I wonder how compass parts could be incorporated into http://jewelry...ie steampunk?

An entry from Emilialua

Love compass roses - it is what I drew and based my "logo" on. collection of old compasses.I wonder how compass parts could be incorporated into jewelry.ie steampunk?

Epact: Scientific Instruments of Medieval and Renaissance Europe

Epact: Astronomical Compendium signed by Christoph Schissler, dated 1557

Astrolabe | @Museum of the History of Science, Oxford | Kotomi_ | Flickr

Vintage & Astrolabe – Ancient instrument for locating and predicting the positions of the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars. The earliest astrolabe was created 150 B. Was an indispensable tool of astronomers, navigators and astrologers. on imgfave

One of the oldest astrolabes. Muhammad ibn Abī Bakr al Ibarī (13th century)  Astrolabe with geared calendar, 1221-1222  Oxford, Museum of the History of Science, inv. 48213    This Persian astrolabe is the oldest complete device with cog wheels to have come down to us. On the front side it is an astrolabe, linked to the calendar by a gear train. On the back, the disc shows the phases of the Moon.

Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr al Ibari century) Astrolabe with geared calendar, Oxford, Museum of the History of Science. Of Persian origin, and one of the oldest complete devices of it's like in the museums collection.

UNUSUAL HIGH-LATITUDE RUSSIAN PORTABLE DIAL, 1816, signed in Cyrillic "Tula. P: Zahava, 1816 20 Dec., No. 31." Constructed of silvered and natural brass, 4-1/2" x 5-1/4" (11 x 13 cm) overall...

UNUSUAL HIGH-LATITUDE RUSSIAN PORTABLE DIAL, 1816, signed in Cyrillic "Tula. P: Zahava, 1816 20 Dec., No. 31." Constructed of silvered and natural brass, 4-1/2" x 5-1/4" (11 x 13 cm) overall...

Late 18th Century Augsburg Universal Equinoctial Sundial. - Gilai Collectibles

This equinoctial dial is the portable pocket Augsburg type, made and initialed

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