Copernic type planetary attributed to Charles Dien made in 1856

Copernic type planetary with its brass arches representing the eight planets and asteroids, all resting on a stand of column type in blackened wood.

The planetary consists of a vertical meridian circle (marked solstices), a circle perpendicular to the previous graduated at 0 to 90 four times materializing the ecliptic and the four cardinal points N / S / E / O.

And perpendicular to the meridian, we find the circle of equinoxes, itself inclined by 23.5 degrees relative to the ecliptic.

Inside these circles are the armillas and a gear mechanism for rotating the Earth and the Moon around the Sun.

The Sun is represented by a sphere in polished brass and each planet is materialized by a movable brass armilla at the end of which is fixed a cardboard disc covered with printed and watercolor paper indicating the characteristics of each planet (name, drawing and period of revolution). The armillas appear, starting from the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth and the Moon (the latter two in spherical form), Mars, the asteroid belt (marked 1856, 42 telescopic planets), Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.

Unsigned but attributed to Charles Dien.

Dimensions: height of 45 cm x total diameter of 27.2 cm.

In perfect condition of conservation.

France dated 1856.

Reference : D / BT2

Price and additional photos on request.

 

Also discover many more antique globes and armillary spheres in the dedicated section of our French website : « Globes et sphères armillaires ».

 

Copernic type planetary attributed to Charles Dien made in 1856.

Copernic type planetary attributed to Charles Dien made in 1856.

Copernic type planetary attributed to Charles Dien made in 1856.

Copernic type planetary attributed to Charles Dien made in 1856.

Copernic type planetary attributed to Charles Dien made in 1856.

Copernic type planetary attributed to Charles Dien made in 1856.

Copernic type planetary attributed to Charles Dien made in 1856.

Copernic type planetary attributed to Charles Dien made in 1856.