Armillary Sphere Brass and Wooden Base Decorative Reproduction
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Unique and Unusual Armillary Sphere. Brass and Wooden Base. Decorative Reproduction Ornament.
This product got featured in 'Homes & Antiques' magazine Feb '19 issue.
It is a lovely collectors item and will add to the look of any decor.
Perfect gift for anyone interested in Astronomy, Nautical or any collectors of historical items.
An armillary sphere (variations are known as spherical astrolabe, armilla, or armil) is a model of objects in the sky (in the Celestial sphere), consisting of a spherical framework of rings, centred on Earth or the Sun, that represent lines of celestial longitude and latitude and other astronomically important features such as the Ecliptic. As such, it differs from a celestial globe, which is a smooth sphere whose principal purpose is to map the constellations. It was invented separately in ancient Greece and ancient China, with later use in the Islamic world and Medieva Europe.
With the Earth as centre, an armillary sphere is known as Ptolemaic. With the sun as centre, it is known as Copernican.
We do not promise the accuracy and magnification strength of the sextant and hence sold as decorative reproduction. We are unable to answer any technical questions related to the function of the sextant.
Approximate Dimensions (in cm): 21 (H), 14 (Diameter)