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Code 457A
EUR 6500.00
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EUR 6500.00
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1449654485Code 457A Felkl orreryAncient orrery, brass, cast iron and papier maché, made for the German market by Jan Felkl Prag in the second half of the nineteenth century. Cast iron base, papier maché globe, with detailed territorial map and ocean currents. Very good condition. Length 75 cm - 29.5 inches, height 48 cm - 18.8 inches, width 28 cm - 11 inches.

Jan Felkl (1817-1878) was born in Bohemia and already in 1840 he had designed some globes in 6 different sizes. During the following 20 years he became the biggest maker of globes in market Austro-Hungarian, making terrestrial and celestial globes in 17 different languages, lunar globes and planetaria. Felkl showed his globes at international fairs in 1867 in Paris and in 1873 in Vienna. He established his Geographic and lithographic Institute in Prague for Making globes and maps. In 1870 he moved his factory from Prague to Roztok and his youngest son became his partner in the firm now named Felkl & Son, making globes and selling them all over the Europe and also in the Usa.

The orrery is the most detailed and complex representation of the cosmos and in addition to the movement of stars,it includes movement of the sun, moon and planets, like a giant clock mechanism. Among these devices one of the oldest was an orrery by Archimedes, which Cicero speaks widely in Tusculanae Disputationes I, 63: when Roman troops sacked Syracuse in 212 BC, the consul Marcus Claudius Marcellus in Rome brought the instrument of Archimedes, who, thanks to his ability and divine intelligence that he possessed, had managed to generate the motions of planets, each so different, from a single rotation.
Because of heliocentric system theorized by Copernicus, it was possible to create mechanical antique orreries that were model of the Universe more and more accurate and precise, with the Earth revolving and turning aroud the Sun at the same time.

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