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Title :

Musa musaei : studies on scientific instruments and collections in honour of Mara Miniati; Firenze; L.S. Olschki

A remarkable Italian astrolabe from ca.1300, witness to an ingenious tradition of non-standard astrolabes

Author :
KING, David A. ;
Publication year :
2003
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Analyzes the scientific characteristics of an astrolabe in the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford, tentatively dating it to ca.1300. Observes that it is one of the earliest surviving Italian astrolabes, and the smallest surviving European instrument of its kind. Compares it with the elements of standard astrolabes, observes the variants it presents, and speculates that the maker, who may have been Sicilian, was copying an Islamic instrument. Also explores the possibility that it is a 19th-c. copy of a medieval instrument. ;
Pagination/Size :
<3> p. of pl., <1> l. of pl.; 11 ill.; diagrams ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Astrolabe ; Instrument scientifique ; Italie ; Musulman (art) ; Oxford (GBR), Oxford University, Museum of the History of Science ; Sicilia (ITA) ; 1300-1400 ;
Descriptors :
Astrolabes ; Islamic ; Italy ; Oxford (GBR), Oxford University, Museum of the History of Science ; Scientific instruments ; Sicilia (ITA) ; 1300-1400 ;
Document type :
Article ;
INIST identifier :
24875993 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 8822252381 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
ITALY ;