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Spherical Astrolabe, 1480-1481. The name "astrolabe" comes from the Greek word astro, meaning "star," and labio, "that which searches," so it could be translated as "star searcher."

Craven County land plat fo "Reverend Mr. Samuel hunter". Certified by George Hunter, Surveyor General of the Province. South carolina. Dated "June 1st 1745". Ink and wash on paper. Height 20 1/2”, width 19” (framed).

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The outer edges of an astrolabe demonstrating the Anwa system.

A copy of the survey map confirming the holdings of Vincente de la Ossa at Rancho el Encino. The map was registered on January 29, 1873 and approved by Sherman Day, the U.S. Surveyor General of California and Willis Drummond, Commissioner of the General Land Office. The survey this map was based upon was done in September 1868. The rancho contained 4,460 acres. Rancho Los Encinos . San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.