cosmolabe


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cosmolabe

Obsolete, an instrument, like an astrolabe, used for astronomical observations.
See also: Astronomy, Instruments
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Besson had published two books before Theatre of Instruments: De Absoluta Ratione Extrahendi Olea et Aquas e Medicamentis Simplicibus (On the Complete Doctrine of Extracting Oils and Waters from Simple Drugs, 1559) and Le Cosmolabe (1567), which described an elaborate instrument that could be used for navigation, surveying, cartography and astronomy.