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Celestial pocket globe (Celestial pocket globe)


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Collection Globes, Charts and maps, Globes and globe gores
Gallery locationStorage - KB (Floor plans)

Object details:

Object ID GLB0197.2
Description Celestial pocket globe - case for the terrestrial pockte globe. Spherical case consisting of two hinged hemispheres with two hook and eye clasps. It is lined with gores depicting the celestial sphere. There is a magnitude table in front of Ursa Major and the Milky Way is labelled. The 48 Ptolemaic constellations and three of the non-Ptolemaic constellations are drawn. Four of the southern constellations are drawn as well as those of Plancius and Hevelius.
Date made 1719

Place made London
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials wood; shark sking; metal; paper; hand coloured lithography
Measurements : 77 mm
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