THE UNPACKED WEIGHT OF THIS ASTROLABE IS 6-7KG! It is a beautiful example with all the plates present. It is signed "Mohammad Ibn Bakr Ibn Omar Rashedi" to the spinning mechanism on the front. The date is 1218 AH which equates to C1864.
The back of the astrolabe is also signed, this time with "Ibn bakr Rashedi Isfahani" and again dated 1218. The height of astrolabe (NOT including hook at the top) 35.7cm = 14.1 inches. The diameter of the astrolabe is 27.5cm. The astrolabe is very very heavy and weighs 6-7KG!
It is in very good condition. Please see the photos below. THESE PHOTOS ARE OF THE ASTROLABE BEFORE IT WAS CLEANED. THESE ARE THE PHOTOS OF THE ASTROLABE AFTER IT WAS CLEANED. LARGE PERSIAN QAJAR ISLAMIC BRASS ASTROLABE SIGNED AND DATED 1218AH" is in sale since Thursday, January 14, 2016.This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/ Oriental Antiques\Islamic/ Middle Eastern". The seller is "ameer1990" and is located in Stanmore, Middlesex. This item can be shipped worldwide.