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Astrolabe
    • Setting:
      Room V
    • Maker:
      unknown
    • Place:
      English?
    • Date:
      late 16th cent.
    • Materials:
      brass
    • Dimensions:
      diameter 290 mm
    • Inventory:
      1100
    • Astrolabe (Inv. 1100)

All that survives of this astrolabe is the mater, whose back displays an orthographic-projection planisphere based on the model introduced by Juan de Rojas. Probable provenance: Robert Dudley bequest to the Medici collections.