Naples was a kingdom in southern Italy and also the name of its principal city. The Flemish instrument maker, Cornelius Vinch worked in Antwerp and Naples, in the latter case partly at least in the service of the Count of Novellara at the end of the 16th and into the 17th century. Naples was under Spanish rule for much of the 16th century, and the connections between Spain and the Netherlands within the Habsburg empire, helps to explain Vinch's presence in Naples.

For Naples instruments, see:
   Armillary Sphere, Signed by Cornelius Vinch, Naples, Dated 1601 (Oxford, MHS)
   Astrolabe, Signed by Cornelius Vinch, Naples, Dated 1599 (London, BM)
   Quadrant, Signed 'A. D.', Naples, Dated 1553 (Firenze, IMSS)

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