Armillary sphere, 16th century artwork

Armillary sphere, 16th century artwork

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Caption: Armillary sphere, 16th century artwork. The Earth (centre) is shown at an angle, surrounded by geographical and celestial lines such as the equator and the tropics, and the plane of the ecliptic. This artwork is from the book The cosmographical glasse (London, 1559) by the English author William Cunningham.

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Keywords: 1500s, 1559, 16th century, armillary, artwork, astronomical, astronomy, black-and-white, earth, england, english, equipment, european, geographical, geography, historical, history, illustration, instrument, monochrome, sphere, the cosmographical glasse, tool, william cunningham

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