Replica of a Mariner's Astrolabe from about 1603

Replica of a Mariner's Astrolabe from about 1603

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Description
This metal mariner's astrolabe is a replica of one associated by some with the French explorer Samuel de Champlain (ca 1567-1635). It was made for the museum.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
astrolabe, mariner's
date made
1964
1963
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 18 cm x 14.3 cm x 3.2 cm x 13.5 cm; 7 3/32 in x 5 5/8 in x 1 1/4 in x 5 5/16 in
ID Number
MA.323718
catalog number
323718
accession number
252316
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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