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Copernican Armillary Sphere, by John Rowley, London, c. 1700

Inventory Number: 22252
Object Type: armillary sphere
Creator: John Rowley
Date Created:
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1925-43
Brief Description: English Copernican ARMILLARY SPHERE
c.1700


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
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
500 350 mm

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