Auction 116, Lot 55

"[Volvelle]", Galluci, Giovanni Paolo

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1657 (published)

Publication: Theatro del mundo ye del tiempo Granada

Color: Black & White

7 x 10.4 inches
17.8 x 26.4 cm

This is a fascinating and fully functional volvelle. Galluci included fifty-one different volvelles in the Theatro del Mundo. These were used to solve problems concerning the calendar, tide tables, the rising and setting of the sun, moon, or stars, and the positions of planets. Because of their delicate nature most volvelles have not survived intact.


Condition: A

Light soil in margins.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/20/2006