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16th cFrench cypher machine in the shape of a book, from the collection of the Château d'Écouen

century book-shaped French cipher machine,with arms of Henri 11 of France Musee d’ Ecouen

themagicfarawayttree: Diptych Dial, by Thomas Tucher, Nuremberg, c. 1620. “Diptych dials are portable instruments, usually made from ivory. They were mainly produced in Nuremberg from the late fifteenth century onwards. They are based on the principles of vertical and horizontal sundials.”

themagicfarawayttree: “ Diptych Dial, by Thomas Tucher, Nuremberg, c. “Diptych dials are portable instruments, usually made from ivory. They were mainly produced in Nuremberg from the late fifteenth century onwards. They are based on the.

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Orrery - I move the stars for no one ~ cool labyrinth quote and she says but you have no power over me ~ also one of these is in "the dark crystal" movie

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Leonhard Thurneysser: Astrolabe Because we want to know.The Astrolabe has movable plates of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and constellations.

Nécessaire astronomique    Armoiries de France et devise de Charles IX. Composé d’un nocturlabe, d’une liste des latitudes en degrés de douze villes d’Europe, d’une boussole, d’une alidade à pinnules, d’une double échelle des heures inégales. 3e quart du 16e siècle      (C) RMN-Grand Palais (Musée du Louvre) / Jean-Gilles Berizzi    @Dan Soule    This astronomy device is composed of a nocturnal (instrument used to determine the time based on the position of a certain st

French astronomical compendium ~ Includes the coat of arms and motto of Charles…

Ivory tablet compass sundial. Diptych sundial. Made by Hans Ducher in Germany, circa, 1574.

Ivory Tablet Diptych Compass Sundial by Hans Ducher In Germany, 1574 ~ETS

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The “Codex Rotundus” owes its name to its round shape. It is a small book of hours cm diameter) made in Bruges in Thumbnails are most likely from the workshop of Dutchman Willem Date illuminator (active from 1450 to (Hildesheim Cathedral Library, Germany)

Necessary astronomical - Astronomy Kit / Buschmann Caspar (1563-1629) clockmaker / Ecouen, National Museum of the Renaissance

~ Steampunk Astronomy Kit ~ great art object made by etching brass, adding a clock behind the scenes, and a compass.

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Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr al Ibari century) Astrolabe with geared calendar, Oxford, Museum of the History of Science. Of Persian origin, and one of the oldest complete devices of it's like in the museums collection.

This elegant compendium—an astronomical toolkit from 1557—contains two different kinds of sundial, a nocturnal and two lunar volvelles to tell time at night, a world map, ten pages engraved with astronomical and astrological tables, seven blank pages, and a magnetic compass. (Adler Collections M-363)

This elegant compendium—an astronomical toolkit from two…

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