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Terrestrial and celestial pocket globe


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Object ID GLB0208
Description Terrestrial and celestial pocket globe. Geographical details on the terrestrial sphere show Tasmania labelled 'Diemans Land' and drawn as an island. In North America there is a label 'Sea 1772'. A total of five oceans are named. Astronomical details on the inside of the case show stars represented by different symbols, but a magnitude table is absent. The Milky Way is labelled, and two stars and two star groups are named. The 48 Ptolemaic constellations and four of the non-Ptolemaic constellations are drawn. Three of the southern constellations are drawn, as well as those of Plancius and all those of Hevelius, except Triangulum Minus. Not all the southern constellations are labelled. No other copies of this pocket globe have so far been recorded. It appears to have been copied from Dudley Adams, GLB0200, of the same date but is less detailed than the Adams globe. For full details about the cartography and construction of this globe please refer to the related publication.
Date made 1808

Artist/Maker Patrick, Thomas
Place made London
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials papier mache; plaster; paper; varnish; hand-coloured; metal; brass; embossed paper; copper plate engraved; paint
Measurements Diameter: 90 mm; Diameter of sphere: 76 mm
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