Urania Propitia Compass - Hemisferium

Urania Propitia Compass - Hemisferium

Homage to the pioneering women astronomers. "Urania propitia" (1650), the title of Maria Cunitz´s book was transformed, thanks to her outstanding scientific achievements, in her nickname: "she who is closest to the muse of Astronomy ".

In the style of the compendiums, inside the casing of Renaissance character, there is a sundial of folding gnomon, mounted on a compass.

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Dimensions :
8,4 x 2,8 cm
Theme :
Physical and technical sciences
Art movement :
17th century
Museum :
Musée du Louvre
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