The infographic depicts the astronomer Ahmad Ibn al-Saffar, the emmient scientific from the Umayyad Caliphate of Cordoba, using an astrolabe.
"It was very interesting to illustrate this piece which is such an interesting combination of art and science. The care that was put into the manufacture of these devices is impressive. As I always tried to understand the operation of the piece and thus be able to show it better in the illustrations, in this case the resource to explode the pieces was very useful."
Astrolabe of London.
Explode of the Astrolabe pieces with the different interchangeable blades each calibrated for different cities of the caliphate.
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