Article ID: CBB001553634

An Early English Astrolabe at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, and Walter of Elveden's Kalendarium (2015)

unapi

A small brass astrolabe belonging to Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, has been studied. Referred to as "Caius B," it is shown that it is almost certainly English and dates to the early fourteenth century, possibly c. 1326. It has not previously been studied in depth but has long been associated with the Cambridge scholar Walter of Elveden, the writer of a Kalendarium which was a predecessor of those by Nicholas of Lynn and John Somer. Strong evidence has been found to support this association, and to link the design and features of the astrolabe to church architecture of the time, particularly of Norwich Cathedral. The accuracy of the astrolabe layout has also been studied and some errors have been observed which shed light on the methods of drawing and the sources of astronomical data available to the maker.

...More
Citation URI
http://data.isiscb.org/isis/citation/CBB001553634/

Similar Citations

Article Dominique Raynaud; Samuel Gessner; Bernardo Mota; (2019)
Andalò Di Negro’s De Compositione Astrolabii: A Critical Edition with English Translation and Notes (/isis/citation/CBB341588168/) unapi

Article Günther Oestmann; (2017)
Changing the Angle of Vision: Astrolabe Dials on Astronomical Clocks (/isis/citation/CBB022779084/) unapi

Article John Davis; (2017)
A Royal English Medieval Astrolabe Made for Use in Northern Italy (/isis/citation/CBB706336730/) unapi

Article Schramm, Matthias; Albert, Carl-Philipp; Schütz, Michael; brunold, Martin; Germann, Martin; (2006-2007)
Der Astrolabtext aus der Handschrift Codex 196, Bürgerbibliothek Bern---Spuren arabischer Wissenschaft im mittelalterlichen Abendland (/isis/citation/CBB001024031/) unapi

Article Silke Ackermann; (2017)
Introduction Hic Sunt Dracones—Astrolabe Research Revisited (/isis/citation/CBB409584472/) unapi

Article Casulleras, Josep; (2008-2009)
Mathematical Astrology in the Medieval Islamic West (/isis/citation/CBB001024039/) unapi

Article David A. King; (2017)
European Astrolabes to ca. 1500: An Ordered List (/isis/citation/CBB690825171/) unapi

Article Josefina Rodríguez-Arribas; Charles Burnett; Silke Ackermann; (2017)
Astrolabes in Medieval Cultures (/isis/citation/CBB085146919/) unapi

Chapter Seyyed Hadi Tabatabaei; (2019)
The Introduction of the Telescope into Iran before the Nineteenth Century (/isis/citation/CBB004733557/) unapi

Article Wolfgang Köberer; (2014)
On the Attempts to Assess the Accuracy of the Astrolabe (/isis/citation/CBB625168066/) unapi

Book Marseille, Raymond de; Alverny, Marie-Thérèse d'; Burnett, Charles; Poulle, Emmanuel; (2009)
Opera omnia. Tome I, Traité de l'astrolabe, [suivi de] Liber cursuum planetarum (/isis/citation/CBB001252578/) unapi

Authors & Contributors
Davis, John
King, David A.
Burnett, Charles
Rodríguez-Arribas, Josefina
Ackermann, Silke
Schramm, Matthias
Journals
Medieval Encounters
Journal for the History of Astronomy
Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Arabisch-Islamischen Wissenschaften
Nuncius: Annali di Storia della Scienza
Archive for History of Exact Sciences
Mariner's Mirror
Publishers
Franz Steiner Verlag
CNRS Éd
Brill
Concepts
Astrolabes
Instruments, astronomical
Astronomy
Translations
Arab/Islamic world, civilization and culture
Astrology
People
Chaucer, Geoffrey
Regiomontanus (Jahannes Mueller)
al-Jayyani, Abu ‘Abd Allah Muhammad Ibn Mu'adh
Marseille, Raymond de
al-Corsono, Jacob ben Isaac
Andalò di Negro
Time Periods
Medieval
14th century
15th century
11th century
16th century
Renaissance
Places
England
Europe
Spain
Iran
Barcelona (Spain)
Naples (Italy)
Institutions
British Museum
Comments

Be the first to comment!

{{ comment.created_by.username }} on {{ comment.created_on | date:'medium' }}

Log in or register to comment