The oldest known globe to represent the New World has been discovered, researchers say. Dated to the early 1500s, the globe was likely crafted in Florence, Italy, from the lower halves of two ostrich eggs.
Polyhedral sundial with 26 faces, dating from the 16th century. On display at the Museum of the History of Sciences in Florence, Italy. Artist: Tomsich. [Click for Hi-Rez] (via http://fineartamerica.com/featured/polyhedral-sundial-tomsich.html )
polyhedral sundial made by stefano bonsignor. Wood, c.1588. Istituto e Museo di Storia delle Scienze, Florence, Italy. Photo by Leemage. (via http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/illustration/polyhedral-sundial-made-by-stefano-bonsignori-wood-h19-5-stock-graphic/112186472)