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Abstract: The mariner’s astrolabe shown on the following page, although it bears neither a date nor the name of the maker, is believed by at least one student of Arabic sciences to have its origins in 14th century Persia, which, if verified, would distinguish it as one of the oldest instruments of its kind now known. This astrolabe is in the possession of Captain Mark Parker Converse, who has been an active member of The Institute almost since its founding, and who will be 86 years old in March.
Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 5, Number 8
Pages: 418 - 240
Cite this article: -,, "AN UNIDENTIFIED MARINER'S ASTROLABE", NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 5, No. 8, 1957, pp. 418-240.
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