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    Re: Astrolabes. was facing Mecca
    From: Nicol�s de Hilster
    Date: 2009 Oct 03, 18:25 +0200

    George Huxtable wrote:
    > John Huth asked about astrolabes.
    > ...
    > Still available as a remaindered book is "Astrolabes at Greenwich", at �30,
    > compared with its original price of �116, from
    > www.psbooks.com.uk.
    >
    > The Museum for the History of Science in Oxford has made its complete
    > collection of astrolabes, (the most complete one there is) available as
    > high-quality images, showing complete details.
    >
    > A useful website is "Keith's astrolabes" at
    > http://www.autodidacts.f2s.com/astro/ which includes a working model you can
    > drive around.
    >
    > Another is James E Morrison's website at
    > http://www.astrolabes.org/astrolab.htm .
    >
    > George
    >   
    I would like to add to George's list another two works that are quite 
    useful in understanding the astrolabe:
    Lamprey, J., /Hartmann's Praktika, A Manual for making Sundials and 
    Astrolabes with the Compass and Rule, Written from 1518 to 1528 by Georg 
    Hartmann,/ (Bellvue, 2002)
    Lamprey, J., Gunella, A., /Stoeffler's Elucidatio, The Construction and 
    Use of the Astrolabe 'Elucidatio Fabricae Ususque Astrolabii'/, 
    (Cheyenne, 2007)
    
    Then of course there are two works covering the collection of astrolabes 
    at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago:
    Webster, R., Webster, M., /Western Astrolabes, Historic Scientific 
    Instruments of the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, Volume I/, 
    (Chicago, 1998)
    Webster, R., Webster, M., /Eastern Astrolabes, Historic Scientific 
    Instruments of the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, Volume II/, 
    (Chicago, 2009)
    
    NavList members might also be interested with the following work as it 
    deals with the mariner's astrolabe:
    Stimson, A., /The Mariner's Astrolabe, A Survey of Known, Surviving Sea 
    Astrolabes/, (Utrecht, 1988)
    
    Nicol�s
    
    
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