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Imperial astrolabe: P.12223-R

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Imperial astrolabe
Culminatorium Fixarum


Draughtsman: Dürer, Albrecht
Printmaker: Springinklee, Hans
Blockcutter: Andreae, Hieronymus
Commissioner: Stabius, Johannes
Printer: Bartsch, Adam von



Legal notes

Bequeathed by the Rev. R. E. Kerrich 1872 (received 1873)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1873) by Kerrich, Richard Edward


18th Century
Production date: AD 1781 : Restrike of 1515 block

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: P.12223-R
Primary reference Number: 181282
Hollstein (German): 131
Passavant: 298
Old location number: 36.11.5
Heller (Dürer): 2109
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 23 March 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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