Terrestrial Armillary Sphere 13.25 x 8.75

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Before Copernicus revolutionized the way we think about the heavens, Ptolemy's view of the universe -- one in which everything revolved around the earth -- held sway. Even though Ptolemy was mistaken, we can still appreciate the ingenuity of this 2nd-century savant and the beauty of the tools he used to plot the course of the sun and the planets. This Terrestrial Armillary Sphere replicates Ptolemy's universe, with one difference: In place of the small wooden orb he used to represent the earth is a handsome globe...
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Before Copernicus revolutionized the way we think about the heavens, Ptolemy's view of the universe -- one in which everything revolved around the earth -- held sway. Even though Ptolemy was mistaken, we can still appreciate the ingenuity of this 2nd-century savant and the beauty of the tools he used to plot the course of the sun and the planets. This Terrestrial Armillary Sphere replicates Ptolemy's universe, with one difference: In place of the small wooden orb he used to represent the earth is a handsome globe with map sections applied by hand in the time-honored fashion. Measuring more than 13" high and nearly 9" in diameter, this striking, beautifully crafted sphere will complement any decor -- and it just might spark some discussions about cosmic subjects!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780641994203
  • Manufacturer: Authentic Models
  • Publication date: 7/21/2009

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  • Posted January 4, 2012

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    I Love This Globe!

    I bought this Globe/Armillary for my entertainment center, and what a great decision it was. The entertainment center is rustic looking, an the armillary goes well on one of the shelves. The globe is well made. No air bubbles or seams found. Quality map on the globe as well. The brass, while somewhat flimsy, looks great. The walnut colored wood base is attractive as well. Next, I'll be getting a Galileo Thermometer, a Water Barometer, and a 30 minute Hour Glass. I believe they'll all go well with each other. It has to be said, my wife wasn't too keen on having a globe/armillary displayed on the entertainment center; however, since buying this, she is glad to have it on display. If you, or someone you know, wants a globe or an armillary, this would be a great choice.

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