Tellurion with a stand of cast iron , candle lighting with reflector.
H. 40cm. L 55cm.
Stand. 20cm dia.
Globe. 11cm dia.
Tellurion is a mechanical model of the Earth, the Moon and the Sun. With the model you can see the day and the seasons as well as the phases of the Moon, as the Moon orbits the Earth as it moves around the Sun.
A tellurion (also spelled tellurian, tellurium, and yet another name is loxocosm), is a clock, typically of French or Swiss origin, surmounted by a mechanism that depicts how day, night, and the seasons are caused by the rotation and orientation of Earth on its axis and its orbit around the Sun. The clock normally also displays the age of the Moon and the four-year (perpetual) calendar.
It is related to the orrery, which illustrates the relative positions and motions of the planets and moons in the solar system in a heliocentric model.
The word tellurion derives from the Latin tellus, meaning "earth".
Globe marked Dr Neuse's made for Svenska Bokhandelscentralen AB Stockholm.