Made of wood, the quadrant has hand drawn painted scales and inscriptions. Horary is an archaic term meaning'of or relating to hours'. Used for finding local time by sighting either the Sun or a bright star at night. Held vertically, a measurement could be taken from the position on the scale of a moveable bead on the tread of the plumb bob of the instrument. Derived from the astrolabe and first appeared during.
A two-dimensional depiction of a celestial sphere that is reduced to a quarter. The item "18th Century Islamic Horary Quadrant made by Mustafa Ayyubi" is in sale since Tuesday, October 15, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maritime\Maritime Navigational Instruments".
The seller is "klony" and is located in Kalispell, Montana. This item can be shipped worldwide.