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Astrolabes at Greenwich : a catalogue of the astrolabes in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

Author: Koenraad van Cleempoel; Silke Ackermann; National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press and the National Maritime Museum, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Catalogues the astrolabes in the National Maritime Museum collection. This book includes accompanying essays written by world experts in their fields. Published in series with "Globes at Greenwich"  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Catalogs
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Koenraad van Cleempoel; Silke Ackermann; National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)
ISBN: 9780198530695 0198530692
OCLC Number: 56649396
Notes: In slip case.
Description: ix, 339 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; portraits (some color) ; 33 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Astrolabes --
1. The provenance of the astrolabe collection at the National Maritime Museum / Koenraad Van Cleempoel --
2. The construction and use of the astrolabe / David Proctor --
3. The literature of the astrolabe to 1450 / Richard Lorch --
4. From brass to text : the European astrolabe in literature and print / A.J. Turner --
5. The stars on the astrolabe / Paul Kunitzsch --
6. Exploring the retes of astrolabes / Elly Dekker --
7. Astrological scales on the National Maritime Museum astrolabes / Silke Achermann --
8. The problem of authenticity / Koenraad Van Cleempoel --
9. Representations of astrolabes in western art / Koenraad Van Cleempoel --
pt. 2. The catalogue.
Responsibility: [edited by] Koenraad van Cleempoel ; with contributions from Silke Ackermann [and others].
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