Astrolabe: detail below shadow square by Muhammad Muqim ibn Mulla 'Isa

Astrolabe: detail below shadow square

Muhammad Muqim ibn Mulla 'Isa

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Astrolabe: detail below shadow square

Muhammad Muqim, the grandson of the celebrated Ilahdad, is considered one of the best instrument makers from 17th century Lahore. To date, 37 astrolabes by this maker have been recorded. The calligraphy on the plates and the mater is of quite a high standard, but is not as carefully engraved as the inscriptions on the rete.

The throne is high and elaborately fretted in a style typical of this maker. The suspentory apparatus is a well-made replacement. Within the mater, a geographical gazetteer gives the longitudes and latitudes of 69 localities in the near- and middle-east including Cairo, Baghdad and Ahmadabad. The style of execution of the rete is in harmony with that of the throne. There are five plates covering latitudes of 0
Muhammad Muqim ibn Mulla 'Isa

  • Image reference: E5554-4

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