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The double-headed eagle, representing the Holy Roman Empire, stands on a bobbin holding in its wings the outer sphere of the universe showing the elements of time from which the world is made: months, days, planets, signs of the zodiac, etc. Engraving by P. Miotte.

Miotte, Pierre.
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[1646]

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view The double-headed eagle, representing the Holy Roman Empire, stands on a bobbin holding in its wings the outer sphere of the universe showing the elements of time from which the world is made: months, days, planets, signs of the zodiac, etc. Engraving by P. Miotte.
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Credit: The double-headed eagle, representing the Holy Roman Empire, stands on a bobbin holding in its wings the outer sphere of the universe showing the elements of time from which the world is made: months, days, planets, signs of the zodiac, etc. Engraving by P. Miotte. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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Description

A sundial (gnomon)

Lettering

Sciathericum astronomicum physicum totius p(rim)i mobilis doctrinam indicans His totus componitur orbis. P. Miotte sculps.

Publication/Creation

[Rome], [1646]

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; image and border 20.2 x 26.7 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 46390i

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  • Latin


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