PLANETARIUM ORRERY (Tellurion?)
Reproduction of a classic eighteen century planetarium. Turning the handle, through an inner gear, it's possible to reproduce the earth rotation on its axis and the revolution around the sun. Completely hand-made, this instrument is made on a covered wooden box; the plane representing the earth's yearly orbit and the zodiac signs, are a masterpiece made expressly for Renaissance Instruments. The metallic parts are made with brass.
h. cm. 20 (7,87 in.), l. cm. 25 (9,84 in.)
Sale Price: $169.95 each (2009)