The use of the astrolabe in the Arab world began in the East (the Mashriq)what we know today as Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt extending widely by North Africa (the Maghrib), entering almost immediately in Muslim Spain, being already found astrolabes made in Toledo in the XI century.However much earlier in the V century, it is dated a treatise attributed to Ibn al-Saffar that greatly influenced on later centuries in Europe, thanks to the translation in the twelfth century by Juan de Sevilla.The treaty incorporating the construction and the instructions for use of the astrolabe and was republished several times becoming the treated most widely used for centuries .We can say that all treaties were based in one way or another in the first treaties of eastern Islam, hence the adoption in Europe of Arabic names for the stars and other astronomical elements.
The transmission of Arab scientific knowledge to Christian Europe, began mainly in the Monasteries closest of Arab Andalusia , being the Benedictine monastery of Santa Maria de Ripoll ,the main center of Latin translation of all these documents during the X and XI century.
The replica made by Antiquus corresponding to the one made by Muhammad Muqim, Lahore, 1643/4 and it is exhibited in The Oxford Museum of Science
It takes instructions for its use and it goes in nice casing in witch is included the pedestal of wood for its exhibition.
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High; 120 mm
Diameter: 100 mm.
Thickness: 5 mm
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21 de Diciembre del 2019
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