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In April 2005, we created Hemisferium, Antique Scientific Instruments, S.L. We specialize in fabricating objects that link us to our scientific past, and in making them accessible to all those who love the art and beauty of science. Hemisferium was born after Villalcor, S.L., ceased its operations, and all its accumulated experience — more than twenty years fabricating reproductions of instruments for nautical or optical use or for astronomical calculations — is our inheritance. The goals of Hemisferium are: investigation, development, and recovery of the scientific-historic patrimony of instruments that, due to their importance in the advancement of knowledge and in the evolution of technology, deserve to be rescued from oblivion and shared in all their beauty. We select instruments whose scientific, historic, and esthetic value make them interesting and which can be reproduced using today's materials and techniques...
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astrolabe, compass, sextant Urania Propitia Hémisferium


Urania Propitia by Hémisferium
Category : astrolabes, compasses, sextants




Height: 1.12 inches
Diameter: 3.31 inches

Homage to the pioneering women astronomers. "Urania propitia" (1650), the title of Maria Cunitz´s book was transformed, thanks to her outstanding scientific achievements, in her nickname: "she who is closest to the muse of Astronomy ".In the style of the compendiums, inside the casing of Renaissance character, there is a sundial of folding gnomon, mounted on a compass.

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details astrolabe, compass, sextant Urania Propitia Hémisferium
designer :Hémisferium
reference :H45
dimensions :3 cm
 

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