As part of our Summer of Hamilton celebration, enjoy $10 Museum Admission now until Labor Day. Offer good for in-person ticket purchases, not available online. This offer may not be combined with other discounts.
In early 2017, our fourth floor will be transformed into a new destination for historical education and innovation. During the current renovation, objects from our permanent collection are on view throughout the Museum.
Dish: footed compote with cover
Support the New-York Historical Society
Help us present groundbreaking exhibitions and develop educational programs about our nation's history for more than 200,000 schoolchildren annually.
engraved: on edge of circle: "Gen. Philip Schuyler."
Brass astrolabe consisting of a graduated circle with a pivoting sighting bar at its center; suspension ring missing.
According to the accession records, this object belonged to General Philip Schuyler. Though identified in the accession records as a sundial, it appears instead to be an astrolabe, a device used to measure the altitude of a heavenly body. The astrolabe reached the Latin West from Moslem Spain around A.D. 1000 and was used in Europe as a navigation instrument well into the eighteenth century.
Gift of Miss Elizabeth Harison and Mr. William Harison
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Museum & Library Map
Floor plan & visitor information
New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024