A Ptolemaic Armillary sphere by Delamarche C.1780.
The terrestrial globe features twelve hand-colored engraved gores and mounted at the south pole.
Zodiac circle with colored printed paper; polar, tropical, equatorial and hours rings, the meridian circle printed with hour scale, the horizon ring printed with figures and names for the houses the zodiac, graduated in days and showing the names of the months and compass points, supported by four quadrants showing latitude and longitude for various cities, mounted on a turned plinth base.
The primary sphere inside the armillary sphere consists of eight cardboard rings, with red painted rims and covered with printed paper. As you can appreciate, two rings fix perpendicularly to each other representing the colures. They are graduate from North 90·-0·; 0·-90·, numbers every 10·, division 2· In the same way, with a beautiful style one can find Colures des Equinoxes and Colures des solstices. Also, five parallel rigs are fixed perpendicularly to the colures and they represent the polar circle, the tropics, and the equator.
Moreover, in the center, the terrestrial globe mounts on the equatorial axis and attaches itself to the south equatorial pole.
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