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A brass astrolabe, signed by Muhammad Muqim ibn ‘Isa ibn al-Haddad, Lahore, dated 1051 AH/1641-42 AD
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149
A brass astrolabe, signed by Muhammad Muqim ibn ‘Isa ibn al-Haddad, Lahore, dated 1051 AH/1641-42 AD
Estimate
25,00035,000
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A brass astrolabe, signed by Muhammad Muqim ibn ‘Isa ibn al-Haddad, Lahore, dated 1051 AH/1641-42 AD
cast brass, mater engraved with name of maker, containing five plates, openwork rete, alidade to reverse, with pin and horse, suspension loop
7.7cm. diam. 
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‘The work of the weakest of [God’s] servants Muhammad Muqim ibn ‘Isa ibn al-Haddad, the Royal astrolabe [maker] of Lahore. The year 1051 AH (1641-2 AD).

Another work by this renowned astrolabist is in the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford, inv. no. 43704. There is also what is described as a ‘brass globe astrolabe’ by his son Diya’ al-Din Muhammad in the Shrine Museum in Mashhad dated 1058 AH/1648 AD.

A comparable astrolabe from this school was sold in these rooms, 12 October 2005, lot 111. 

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