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SHADOW OF NIGHT real-time reading, 8 April 1591 (Chapter 30): "Master Habermel stopped by. Your compendium is on the table." Interior, Habermel Compendium, Louvre Museum, Paris. ~ Deborah Harkness facebook

SHADOW OF NIGHT real-time reading, 8 April 1591 (Chapter 30): "Master Habermel stopped by. Your compendium is on the table." You may recognize parts of Diana's compendium in the images below. The first image was not by Habermel, but another period instrument maker named Johann Anton Linden, and it provided me with the general structure of Diana's compendium, onto which I projected Habermel's style. ` Deborah HArkness facebook

SHADOW OF NIGHT real-time reading, 8 April 1591 (Chapter 30): "Master Habermel stopped by. Your compendium is on the table." Erasmus Habermel (c. 1538-1606) was one of the sixteenth century's most prominent mathematical instrument makers. I used elements from several of his known instruments, and combined them into a new device. Compendium by Erasmus Habermel, once owned by Johannes Kepler, c. 1600. National Technical Museum, Praha Inv. No.: 57 921 6,4 x 1,6 x 8, ~ Deborah Harkness facebook