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Sphere de Copernic; Sphere de Ptolomée ; Globe Terrestre; Globe Celeste

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: France
    City: Paris
    Place: British Embassy
    This set of four spheres illustrates the Universe according to Copernicus and Ptolemy respectively, as well as the terrestrial and celestial globes. While the Ptolemaic model depicts Earth in the center, the Copernican model shows the Sun as the center with planets orbiting around it. This decorative map was made by Brion De La Tour, one of the most prolific cartographic publishers of the mid-18th century.
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    Title
    Sphere de Copernic; Sphere de Ptolomée ; Globe Terrestre; Globe Celeste
    Date
    Medium
    Engraving
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Baynton-Williams, February 1977
    GAC number
    12867