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UNDERSTANDING THE HEAVENS: PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTION

ITALIAN PTOLEMAIC ARMILLARY SPHERE
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UNDERSTANDING THE HEAVENS: PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTION

ITALIAN PTOLEMAIC ARMILLARY SPHERE
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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. 
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An unusual Ptolemaic Italian armillary sphere.

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