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Ptolemaic sphere
Ptolemaic sphere

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Description: Musée d'Histoire des sciences (MHS) - Genève, Suisse
Earth Sciences - Terrestrial globes

wood, glues paper, Delamarche, paris, c.1800
Inv. 1344

Made entirely of wood and glued paper, this armillary sphere represents the Ptolemaic system (the earth is at the center of the rings). It was built by Charles-Francois Delamarche (1740-1821), a Parisian geographer who produced armillary spheres, globes and planetariums.

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