Copernican Armillary Sphere, by John Rowley, London, c. 1700
|Inventory Number:|| 22252|
|Object Type:|| armillary sphere|
|Place Created:|| London England United Kingdom Europe
|Brief Description:||English Copernican ARMILLARY SPHERE|
Silver, brass, steel, ebony and ivory; with shaped 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 (see Inv 22258).There is a separate graduated arc for measuring altitudes.
|Primary Inscriptions:||Signed, "I. Rowley Fecit"|
|Provenance:||Lent by Christ Church, Oxford in 1925.|
|Collection Group:||Orrery Collection|