1481: Astrolabe

Mūsa - Spherical Astrolabe (1480-81)

The only surviving spherical astrolabe was purchased at auction in 1962 by the Oxford Museum of the History of Science. It is signed by its maker, Mūsa (the Arabic equivalent of Moses), who is otherwise unknownbut the particular style of  decoration and Arabic calligraphy suggest an origin in the Syro-Egyptian region, perhaps Cairo or Damascus. (source)

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