Metropolitan Museum Astral Ball Pen. This pen depicts one of the most important of all Renaissance astral instructive manuals.
Metropolitan Museum Astral Ball Pen
The Manual explains the astrolabe instrument that calculates the altitude of the stars and other instruments used for computing planetary positions. The author, a court astronomer to Charles V, also gave new insights on the Halley’s Comet of 1531. Only about forty copies of this work survive, one of them, in the Met Museum. This pen is based on the hand-colored draws of woodcuts of his work. The ball pen have a twist out and twist in, mechanism also uses standard Ball Pen refills. A gift that any one will treasure for years to come.