Vintage etched solid sheet brass copy of the 16th century mathematical scientific instrument. Horary Quadrant of the Della Volpaia family Florence 1570.
The original resides in the collection of the Galileo Museum, Istituto di Storia della Scienza, Florence. The quadrant, is set for latitude 43° (corresponding to the belt including Tuscany, Umbria, and the northern part of Lazio). It includes a shadow square, hour lines and a "Tabula Solis motus" (Table of the motion of the Sun) indicating the Sun's entrance into the zodiac signs. This exact copy (except that the terms "Vmbra Retta / Vmbra Versa flanking the square & some shading on the ribbon have been omitted) measures 13" by 13. In 1974 he designed a cardboard kit to recreate an astrolabe, an astronomical instrument with a history going back to ancient times.
The kit was published as part of a book by Roderick S. Some notes on its History, Construction and Use. Probably made in the mid 20th century.I have been unable to find another like it except for the original. The photos are considered to be part of the description. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts" - US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior.
The item "Horary Quadrant of Girolamo della Volpaia Vintage Quality Solid Brass Model" is in sale since Thursday, April 22, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Science & Medicine (Pre-1930)\Scientific Instruments\Other Antique Science Equip". The seller is "decoray" and is located in Woodstock, Illinois.
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