Ptolemy's ruler, 16th century artwork

Ptolemy's ruler, 16th century artwork

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Caption: Ptolemy's ruler, 16th century artwork. This instrument was used to make measurements of the orbits of the planets. Ptolemy is the figure using the instrument. This artwork is from the book The cosmographical glasse (London, 1559) by the English author William Cunningham.

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