Astrolabe: mounted obverse by Jean Naze

Astrolabe: mounted obverse

Jean Naze

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We use a 280gsm fine art paper and premium branded inks to create the perfect reproduction.

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All products are printed in the UK, using the latest digital presses and a giclée printmaking process.

We only use premium branded inks, and colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.

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We print everything to order so delivery times may vary but all unframed prints are despatched within 2-4 days via courier or recorded mail.

Delivery to the UK is £5 for an unframed print of any size.

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Astrolabe: mounted obverse

The arrangement of the strapwork on the rete helps to place the manufacture of this astrolabe to the town of Lyon at around 1550. At this time, Lyon was one of Europe's leading centres for clock- and watchmakers and Jean Naze was a maker of such instruments. He also made astrolabes and there is a signed example in the Musee des Beaux-Arts in Lyon. Although the NMM astrolabe is unsigned, the arrangement on the back and the scales on the front are virtually identical to the astrolabe in Lyon and so this instrument has been attributed to Naze. For some reason, the numbers on this astrolabe were inconsistently marked: the maker used a set of punches on certain parts of the instrument (the rim and the calendar), while the rest of the numbers are crudely engraved.
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  • Image reference: E5570-3

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