Italian armillary sphere, 1648

Made:
1648 in Rome and Italy

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The solar system model was used to demonstrate the motions of the Sun, stars and planets around the Earth. This
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Brass armillary sphere by Adam Heroldt, Rome, dated 1648 with pillar stand and green malachite Earth globe with rotating circles for the Sun and Moon.

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1952-222
Materials:
brass, complete, malachite
Measurements:
overall (estimate): 300 x 190 mm
type:
in-housearmillary sphere
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • globe - cartographic sphere
  • celestial globe
credit:
Backer, H.E.

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