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Auction 98, Lot 543

"[Volvelle]", Galluci, Giovanni Paolo

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1614 (published)

Publication: Theatro del mundo ye del tiempo Granada

Color: Black & White

7 x 10 inches
17.8 x 25.4 cm
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This volvelle was used for finding the position of the moon in the zodiac, given the position of the sun and the age of the moon. There is an engraved circle with 31 divisions, into which a separate piece of paper attached with a satin ribbon. This inner piece is marked with twelve months, and rotates around the circle. An extremely interesting apparatus, more amazing for the fact that it is still fully functional and in near perfect condition.



Estimate: $100 - $160

Sold for: $160

Closed on 3/6/2002