This is a miniature version of a mariner's astrolabes. It is intricately detailed, and the arm rotates. It makes a wonderful adornment for your self or as a gift.
The word Astrolabe comes from Greek astron, meaning "star" and lambanien, "to take, to look for". This type, with the hollow sections (so the wind could pass through and not move the device), was used aboard sailing ships to take readings from stars and landmarks.
We offer 3 versions of the miniature nautical astrolabe:
- Keychain clasp
- Necklace chain
- Pocket-watch chain with clip
Please specify in the order notes which one you would like. By default, we ship the miniature nautical astrolabe as a Keychain.
Comes in a lovely gift box with information card.