Astronomy, Armillary Sphere, Ptolomy
ASTRONOMY - Armillary Sphere by Ptolomy
Article with two copper plates.
The armillary sphere was an ancient (Arabian) construction to show the coordinates of astronomical system. It was used even in "modern" times, until science allowed for more precise measurements.
In Claudio Ptolomy's "Geographica cio e Descrittione universale della Terra" we find this system explained. The here offered articles are from the Italian edition of this fundamental work
The Italian edition was edited and published by Giovanni Antonio Magini (1555-1617)
It was published in Venice, 1598
Title of articles:
"Descrittione dellasfera Armillare con la terra abitabile"
Original antique print
Condition is good with a few traces of age and use.
Page size: 27,5 x 18 cm (ca. 10.8 x 7")
Price for two pages
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