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.
- Museum :
- Musée du Louvre
- Theme :
- Physical and technical sciences
- Art movement :
- 17th century
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