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Inventory no. 22252 - Former Display Label

English Copernican ARMILLARY SPHERE
c.1700

Silver, brass, steel, ebony and ivory; with casket of lignum vitae, brass and ivory. Signed, "I. Rowley Fecit"; undated.

This armillary sphere illustrates the Copernican planetary theory, and is similar in design to the larger Copernican armillary sphere by Rowley shown here. There is a separate graduated arc for measuring altitudes.

[Orrery Collection, no. 11]
Lent by Christ Church.

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Inventory No. 22252, "Copernican Armillary Sphere, by John Rowley, London, c. 1700" [1925-43], Rowley, John