CAM - Centro di Ateneo per i Musei

Museum of history of Physics

Sfera armillare


Sixteenth and seventeenth century instruments

The Museum possesses a few beautiful sixteenth century scientific instruments. Let us mention for instance an astrolabe - the jewel of Renaissance mathematical instruments - made in Louvain by Arsenius, and an armillary sphere with a “trepidation” mechanism, a very rare instrument.

As for the seventeenth century instruments, besides some astronomical, mathematical and drawing devices, the collection preserves a rare microscope signed by Eustachio Divini, who made optical instruments for the most important scientists of those years

Orologio solare e lunare



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