Chinese and European Prints of Astronomical Instruments

Describing the instruments and their applications, Verbiest drew on the work of the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe. The Chinese woodcut illustrations of Verbiest's instruments show the influence of Tychonic instrumentation and the modifications introduced to conform to Chinese astronomical needs and taste.

Armillary Sphere (Huangdao yi) / Chinese
Another equatorial armillary sphere / German