Museo Galileo
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    • Setting:
      Room XI
    • Maker:
      Charles-François Delamarche [attr.]
    • Place:
    • Date:
      ca. 1800
    • Materials:
      wood, brass
    • Dimensions:
      height 330 mm, width 290 mm
    • Inventory:
      Dep. SBAS, Firenze
    • Tellurium (Dep. SBAS, Firenze)
    • Tellurium (Dep. SBAS, Firenze)

Copernican planetarium model to illustrate terrestrial and lunar revolutions around the Sun. Attributed to Charles-François Delamarche. The device can be hand-operated by means of a gear system to simulate the motions of the celestial bodies with varying degrees of approximation. Delamarche produced similar models in the early nineteenth century. There is a similar instrument in the collection of the Osservatorio Ximeniano, also in Florence.