34
34

UNDERSTANDING THE HEAVENS: PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTION

ITALIAN PTOLEMAIC ARMILLARY SPHERE
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 8,125 USD
JUMP TO LOT
34

UNDERSTANDING THE HEAVENS: PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTION

ITALIAN PTOLEMAIC ARMILLARY SPHERE
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 8,125 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

History of Science & Technology, Including the Nobel Prize and Papers of Richard P. Feynman

|
New York

ITALIAN PTOLEMAIC ARMILLARY SPHERE
Italian brass armillary sphere, likely early 19th century, 22 inch tall, 11 inch diameter. Unsigned. Horizon ring labeled "CIRCVLVS PARALLELVS" and engraved with the names of the winds at the points of the directions "LEVANTE", "SCIRROCO", "MEZZOGIORNIO", "LIBECCIO", "PONENTE", "MAESTRO", "TRAMONTANO", "GRECO". Ecliptic ring with the names and signs of the Zodiac; meridian ring labeled "CIRCVLVS MERIDIANVS" and divided every ten degrees; arctic circle labeled "CIRCVLVS ARTICVS", antarctic circle, colures, and tropic rings unlabeled. Some repairs to arctic ring, antarctic ring detached but present. 
Read Condition Report Read Condition Report

Catalogue Note

An unusual Ptolemaic Italian armillary sphere.

History of Science & Technology, Including the Nobel Prize and Papers of Richard P. Feynman

|
New York