Print of globes from Sphaerae Artificiales Synoptica Idea
delineatae et propositae by Matthew Seutter. Augsburg, circa 1735. Hand-colored at time of printing. Shows a celestial globe, armillary sphere and a terrestrial globe. Unframed.
Italian armillary table lamp with rotating globe mounted
in a tole metal sphere. The lamp has a horn finial and wood base. Wired and in working condition. Lamp is 29"H to top of socket, 35"H to top of finial.
This terrestrial armillary globe is good for inspiring
thoughtful conversations about the historical aspects of the Copernican versus the Ptolemaic view of the universe... it's also just a wonderful way to bring a historical note to the decor. Artfully made ...