Made by Gualterus Arsenius, nephew of Gemma Frisius, this astrolabe has ten tympanums for different latitudes. There is a rete and an alidade. The suspension ring contains a magnetic compass complete with magnetic needle, held up by two small graceful sculptures of a man and a woman. Provenance: Medici collections.


  • Title: Astrolabe
  • Creator: Gualterus Arsenius
  • Date: 1572/1572
  • Location: Louvain

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