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    • Setting:
      Room V
    • Maker:
      Charles Whitwell [attr.]
    • Place:
    • Date:
      late 16th cent.
    • Materials:
    • Dimensions:
      diameter 673 mm
    • Inventory:
      1123, 1124, 1127
    • Astrolabe (Inv. 1123, 1124, 1127)
    • Astrolabe (Inv. 1123, 1124, 1127)

Although unsigned, this astrolabe can be attributed, because of its characteristics, to the maker Charles Whitwell. There are two semicircular sectors that can be attached to the center of the astrolabe, a graduated rule, and a ruler with circle. The instrument was designed for nautical use. Provenance: Robert Dudley bequest to the Medici collections.