Historical Scientific Instruments

Historical Scientific Instruments

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Credit: GIANNI TORTOLI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Historical scientific instruments from the Museum of History of Science in Florence, Italy. Clockwise from top: armillary sphere made in 1557 by Girolamo della Volpaia; telescope made in the 18th century by Leonardo Semitecolo; a 16th century night clock; lens made in 1663 by Eustachio Divini; and a polyhedral sundial made by Stefano Buonsignori in 1577.

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Keywords: antique, armillary sphere, astronomical instrument, astronomy, buonsignori, device, divini, historical, history, instrument, lens, night clock, object, optical device, polyhedral sundial, renaissance, science, scientific, scientific instrument, semitecolo, still life, sundial, telescope, volpaia

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