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Charles Whitwell

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1595 astrolabe on display at the Museo Galileo (Florence)
Deatil of 1595 astrolabe

Charles Whitwell, c.1568-1611

English engraver and scientific instrument maker, active between 1591 and 1606. Built many instruments invented by Robert Dudley, some of which were taken to Italy by Dudley, and were bequeathed to Ferdinand II de' Medici. Five of these are now in the possession of the Museo Galileo (Florence).[1]


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  1. [1] Museo Galileo website - Charles Whitwell