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Celestial Islamic globe

GLB0004
Globes

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Collection Globes, Astronomical and navigational instruments, Charts and maps, Globes and globe gores
User collections Collectables (All) by blueheatwave
Collectables (Asia) by blueheatwave
Gallery locationNot on display
Publication(s)Globes at Greenwich

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Object details:

Object ID GLB0004
Description Islamic globe. Astronomical details on the sphere include stars and constellations. A total of 83 stars are labelled, and the 48 Ptolemaic constellations are all drawn and labelled. For full details about the cartography and construction of this globe please refer to the related publication.
Date made early 18th century

Artist/Maker Unknown
Place made unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Materials brass; engraved; silver; metal
Measurements Overall: 190 x 160 mm; Diameter of sphere: 5 in
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  • Celestial Islamic globe (GLB0004)
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