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Astrolabes at Greenwich : a catalogue of the astrolabes in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich / [edited by] Koenraad van Cleempoel ; with contributions from Silke Ackermann ... [et al.].

Author
Published
  • Oxford : Oxford University Press and the National Maritime Museum 2005
Physical description
ix, 339 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; ports. (some col.) ; 33 cm.
ISBN
  • 9780198530695
  • 0198530692
Notes
  • In slip case.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Preface and Acknowledgements ; 1. The Provenance of the Astrolabe Collection at the National Maritime Museum ; 2. The Construction and Use of the Astrolabe ; 3. The Literature of the Astrolabe to 1450 ; 4. From Brass to Text: the European Astrolabe in Literature and Print ; 5. The Stars on the Astrolabe ; 6. Exploring the Retes of Astrolabes ; 7. Astrological Scales on the Greenwich Astrolabes ; 8. The Problem of Authenticity ; 9. Representations of Astrolabes in Western Art ; 10. Astrolabe-related Instruments at the National Maritime Museum ; 11. Catalogue of European Astrolabes ; 12. Catalogue of Eastern Astrolabes ; Bibliography
Summary
  • The astrolabe is one of the most intriguing of all early scientific instruments. Invented by the Greeks, the design and construction of the astrolabe remained largely unchanged for hundreds of years as it passed through the Arabic, Indian, Persian, and Medieval European cultures. The astrolabe was the starting-point for the design of many other types of calculating and observing instruments in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. With 53 astrolabes, the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich houses one of the largest collections in the world. This number presents a fair balance between the Eastern (30) and the Western (23) instruments, with some exceptionally fine highlights in each group. This beautifully-produced large format book catalogues the astrolabes in the National Maritime Museum collection, and includes accompanying essays written by world experts in their fields. Published in series with 'Globes at Greenwich' and 'Sundials at Greenwich', this prestigious catalogue will appeal to collectors of such scientific instruments as well as academic historians of science.
  • Review: The catalogue has been beautifully presented, with the information clear and accessible Hester Higton, British Journal for the History of Science
Biography
  • Koenraad van Cleempoel studied art history at the Catholic University of Louvain and the Completense University of Madrid. He obtained his doctoral degree from the Warburg Institute (London) and afterwards worked as the Sackler Research Fellow at the National Maritime Museum (Greenwich) where he catalogued the astrolabes described in this volume. He was research assistant of the Institute for the History of Science at the Wolfgang Goethe Universitat in Frankfurt am Main. He now lives in Antwerpen where he is a member of staff of the Higher Institute of Architectural Sciences, Henry van de Velde. In 2001 he was awarded the tri-annual price 'Frans Jonkheere' for his Ph.D. thesis on the 'Aspects of the Production of Scientific Instruments from the Louvain School, 1530 to 1600'. Since then he is also an appointed member of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts in Brussels.
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  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English
Internet Resources
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https://copac.jisc.ac.uk/id/23643280?style=html&title=Astrolabes%20at%20Greenwicha%20catalogue%20of%20the%20astrolabes
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Title

Astrolabes at Greenwich : a catalogue of the astrolabes in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich / Koenraad van Cleempoel ; with contributions from Silke Ackermann ... [et al.].

Author
  • Cleempoel, Koenraad van.
Published
  • Oxford [Greenwich] : Oxford University Press ; National Maritime Museum 2005
Physical description
ix, 339 p., [16] p. of plates. : ill. (some col.) ; 34 cm.
ISBN
  • 0198530692
  • 9780198530695
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Audience
  • adult
Other names
  • Ackermann, Silke.
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Catalogue
  • Illustrated
Format
  • Printed

Held At:

  1. Birmingham University Printed

1.2

Title

Astrolabes at Greenwich : a catalogue of the astrolabes in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich / [edited by] Koenraad van Cleempoel ; with contributions from Silke Ackermann ... [et al.].

Published
  • Oxford : Oxford University Press and the National Maritime Museum 2005
Physical description
ix, 339 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; ports. (some col.) ; 33 cm.
ISBN
  • 9780198530695
  • 0198530692
Notes
  • In slip case.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other names
  • Cleempoel, Koenraad van.
  • Ackermann, Silke.
  • National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
  • text
Format
  • Printed

Held At:

  1. British Library Printed

1.3

Title

Astrolabes at Greenwich : a catalogue of the astrolabes in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich / Koenraad van Cleempoel ; with contributions from Silke Ackermann ... [et al.].

Author
  • Cleempoel, Koenraad van.
Published
  • Oxford ; London : Oxford University Press and the National Maritime Museum 2005
Physical description
ix, 339 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports ; 33 cm.
ISBN
  • 9780198530695
  • 0198530692
Notes
  • Issued in slipcase.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-333) and index.
Other names
  • Ackermann, Silke.
Genre
  • Catalogue
  • Illustrated
Format
  • Printed

Held At:

  1. British Museum Printed

1.4

Title

Astrolabes at Greenwich : a catalogue of the astrolabes in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich / Koenraad van Cleempoel ; with contributions from Silke Ackermann ... [et al.].

Author
  • Cleempoel, Koenraad van
Published
  • Oxford ; London : Oxford University Press and the National Maritime Museum 2005
Physical description
ix, 339 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 33 cm.
ISBN
  • 9780198530695
  • 0198530692
Notes
  • Issue in slipcase.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other names
  • Ackermann, Silke.
Genre
  • Catalogue
  • Illustrated
Format
  • Printed

Held At:

  1. Cambridge University Printed

1.5

Title

Astrolabes at Greenwich : a catalogue of the astrolabes in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich / Koenraad van Cleempoel ; with contributions from Silke Ackermann ... [et al.] ; series editor Kristen Lippincott.

Published
  • Oxford : Oxford University Press : National Maritime Museum 2005
Physical description
ix, 339 p. : ill. (some col.), facsims., ports. ; 33 cm.
ISBN
  • 9780198530695
  • 0198530692 (acid-free paper)
Notes
  • Includes bibliography (p. 321-333), bibliographical references and index.
Other names
  • Cleempoel, Koenraad van.
  • Ackermann, Silke.
Genre
  • Catalogue
  • Illustrated
Format
  • Printed

Held At:

  1. London Library Printed

1.6

Title

Astrolabes at Greenwich : a catalogue of the astrolabes in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich / Koenraad van Cleempoel ; with contributions from Silke Ackermann ... [et al.] ; series editor, Kristen Lippincott.

Author
  • Cleempoel, Koenraad van.
Published
  • Oxford : Oxford University Press 2005
Physical description
ix, 339 p., 16 p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 33 cm.
ISBN
  • 9780198530695
  • 0198530692
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other names
  • Ackermann, Silke.
  • National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)
Genre
  • Catalogue
  • Illustrated
Format
  • Printed

Held At:

  1. Warburg Institute Printed

1.7

Title

Astrolabes at Greenwich : a catalogue of the astrolabes in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich / Koenraad van Cleempoel... [et al.].

Author
  • Cleempoel, Koenraad van.
Published
  • Oxford : Oxford University Press 2005
Physical description
ix, 339 p., (23) p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 34 cm.
ISBN
  • 0198530692 (hbk.)
Notes
  • In green presentation case.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Audience
  • adult
Other names
  • National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
Format
  • Printed

1.8

Title

Astrolabes at Greenwich : a catalogue of the astrolabes in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich / Koenraad van Cleempoel ; with contributions from Silke Ackermann ... [et al.]

Author
  • Cleempoel, Koenraad van.
Published
  • Oxford [Greenwich] : Oxford University Press ; National Maritime Museum 2005
Physical description
ix, 339 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 34 cm.
ISBN
  • 0198530692
Notes
  • Issued in slipcase.
Other names
  • Ackermann, Silke.
Genre
  • Illustrated
Format
  • Printed

Held At:

  1. National Maritime Museum Printed

1.9

Title

Astrolabes at Greenwich : a catalogue of the astrolabes in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich / Koenraad van Cleempoel with contributions from Silke Ackermann ... [et al.]

Author
  • Cleempoel, Koenraad van.
Published
  • Oxford, England [Greenwich] : Oxford University Press ; National Maritime Museum 2005
Physical description
ix, 339 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 33cm.
ISBN
  • 9780198530695
  • 0198530692 (hbk)
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other names
  • National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)
Genre
  • Illustrated
Format
  • Printed

Held At:

  1. National Museums Scotland Printed

1.10

Title

Astrolabes at Greenwich : a catalogue of the astrolabes in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich / Koenraad van Cleempoel ; with contributions from Silke Ackermann ... [et al.].

Author
  • Cleempoel, Koenraad van.
Published
  • Oxford [Greenwich] : Oxford University Press ; National Maritime Museum 2005
Physical description
ix, 339 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 34 cm.
ISBN
  • 9780198530695
  • 0198530692
Notes
  • In slipcase.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other names
  • Ackermann, Silke.
Genre
  • Catalogue
  • Illustrated
Format
  • Printed

Held At:

  1. Oxford University Printed

1.11

Title

Astrolabes at Greenwich : a catalogue of the astrolabes in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich / Koenraad van Cleempoel ; with contributions from Silke Ackermann ... [et al.].

Author
  • Cleempoel, Koenraad van.
Published
  • Oxford [Greenwich] : Oxford University Press ; National Maritime Museum 2005
Physical description
ix, 339 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 34 cm.
ISBN
  • 9780198530695
  • 0198530692
Notes
  • In slipcase.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other names
  • Ackermann, Silke.
Genre
  • Catalogue
  • Illustrated
Format
  • Printed

Held At:

  1. Trinity College Dublin Printed

1.12

Title

Astrolabes at Greenwich : a catalogue of the astrolabes in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich / Koenraad van Cleempoel ; with contributions from Silke Ackermann ... [et al.].

Author
  • Cleempoel, Koenraad van.
Published
  • Oxford London : Oxford University Press ; National Maritime Museum 2005
Physical description
ix, 339 p., [18] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 33 cm.
ISBN
  • 9780198530695
  • 0198530692 (hbk.)
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 321-333) and index.
Audience
  • adult
Other names
  • Ackermann, Silke.
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Catalogue
  • Illustrated
Internet Resources
Format
  • Printed

Held At:

  1. York University Printed