He Had an Enlightenment Attitude: This beautiful armillary was produced around the 1780s by Charles-François Delamarche, the first person in France to produce globes intended as affordable educational devices for the general public. It’s a Ptolemaic armillary, i.e. a small terrestrial globe is placed at the center, to show the orbits of the planets in relation to the Earth.

He Had an Enlightenment Attitude: This beautiful armillary was produced around the 1780s by Charles-Fran├žois Delamarche, the first person in France to produce globes intended as affordable educational devices for the general public. It’s a Ptolemaic armillary, i.e. a small terrestrial globe is placed at the center, to show the orbits of the planets in relation to the Earth.

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