Brass spherical astrolabe on wooden base, also called armillary sphere. The astrolabe is made of brass, the base of the stand is made of wood. A beautiful original gift or as a tasteful interior item. A handmade product. An astrolabe is a measuring instrument used in astronomy and navigation from ancient times to the early 18th century to determine the position of celestial bodies above the horizon and to determine your own position. They were used by Copernicus, Galileo, Hevelius and thousands of sailors lost in the seas and oceans, among others. The age of the astrolabe did not end until the introduction of the sextant. The astrolabe remains a symbol of belief in progress, science and technology. At the same time, it expresses the human longing for what is past, for a certain lifestyle, for journeys into the unknown, for adventures. It takes us both to the time of great sailing ships and to the silent rooms of medieval astronomers. It is a beautiful, attractive item. Great gift for astronomer, gift for astronomy lover Perfect gift for sailor, great gift for sailor.
Height 21 cm
Diameter 13 cm