A retro style Armillary print which has been curated from a collection of old prints from the turn of the century, the Armillary sits on a map of Great Britain.The map is not dated but looks to be late nineteenth century.
Wikipedia states that an Armillary is: a model of objects in the sky (in the celestial sphere), consisting of a spherical framework of rings, centred on Earth or the Sun, that represent lines of celestial longitude and latitude and other astronomically important features such as the ecliptic. As such, it differs from a celestial globe, which is a smooth sphere whose principal purpose is to map the constellations. It was invented separately in ancient Greece and ancient China, with later use in the Islamic world and Medieval Europe.
DetailsDark Grey wood frame dimensions overall 14" x 11".