Eastern Astrolabes: Historic Scientific Instruments of the Adler Planetarium Volume II

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In this volume the late David Pingree of Brown University presents the Eastern Astrolabes from the Adler collection. Forty-nine astrolabes from the Maghrib (Spain and western North Africa) and the Mashriqi (West Asia, the Middle East, and South Asia) are described here and illustrated lavishly with photographs showing the front, the back, and additional details. A brief prefatory essay by Pingree places the instruments in context. For the convenience of scholars, he has also described twenty-seven related instruments from the same regions. Appendices and a bibliography provide information essential to the specialist.

Volume II: Eastern Astrolabes
Chicago: Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, 2009
Author: David Pingree