Hartmann's Astrolabe replica

    SKU: cmcn460760

    £295.00 Members' price *


    A replica of an astrolabe in the British Museum by the famous maker, Georg Hartmann.

    This brass astrolabe (an instrument used to make astronomical measurements) was designed by the famous German maker, Georg Hartmann (1489-1564), in 1537. It is a Planispheric astrolabe, meaning it shows the stars at a particular time and place. It is set to a latitude of 50 degrees so can be used successfully throughout the British Isles and similar latitudes.

    Reproduced here in brass with lacquer and a wooden stand, this version captures the splendour of the original.

    View the original here


    Product code: cmcn460760
    Gift recipient: For him
    World culture: Enlightenment Europe
    Materials: Zinc alloy electroplated with brass; sapele wood base
    Details: Crafted by hand
    Size: Approx. 17cm tall x 14cm wide x 7mm thick
    Weight: 1.166kg
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