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Le jeu de la sphere ou de l'univers selon Tyco Brahe.

Image ID: 836022

Le jeu de la sphere ou de l'univers selon Tyco Brahe.  [The game of the [celestial] sphere, or the universe accordin...] (1661)

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Image Title

:  Le jeu de la sphere ou de l'univers selon Tyco Brahe.

Alternate Title

: The game of the [celestial] sphere, or the universe according to [the astronomer] Tyco [sic.] Brahe.

Creator

: Vouillemont, Estienne -- Engraver

Created Date

: 1661

Specific Material Type

: prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 31.2 x 40.2 cm.

Notes

: Board game of a voyage through the universe, based on the researches of the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe. Pieces would have moved counterclockwise, starting at the lower left of the oval, according to a random number obtained by using a spinner (dice were considered vulgar and only for gamblers). From the outside inward to the center, the main sections along the track are: elements, planets, constellations of the northern hemisphere, sign ....
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Original Source

: From Le Noble jeu de l'oie en France, de 1640 á 1950. (Paris : Gründ, 1950) Allemagne, Henry René d' (1863-1950), Author.

Source

: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Zodiac

Location

: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Digital ID

: 836022

Record ID

: 1044977

Digital Item Published

: 2-4-2008; updated 3-25-2011

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