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The astrolabes of the world
R. T. Gunther

The astrolabes of the world
based upon the series of instruments in the Lewis Evans collection in the old Ashmolean Museum at Oxford, with notes on astrolabes in the collections of the British Museum, Science Museum, Sir J. Findlay, Mr. S.V. Hoffman, the Mensing Collection, and in other public and private collections.

Published by Printed at the University Press in Oxford .
Written in English.

Edition Notes

Vol. 1 includes a facsimile reprint ([1], iii, 49, [1] p.) of "Description of a planispheric astrolabe constructed for Sháh Sultán Husain Safawí, King of Persia, and now preserved in the British Museum ... to which are added, concise notices of twelve other astrolabes, Eastern and European, hitherto undescribed. By William H. Morley. London, Williams and Norgate, 1856".

"The literature": p. [565]-575; Bibliography: p. [576]-598.

"Subscription copy no. 52": note in MS. on verso of t.p. (v. 1) signed by the author.

The Physical Object

Pagination 2 v. (xvii, [2], iii, 609, [1] p.)
Number of pages 609

ID Numbers

Open Library OL18840299M


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