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Celestial pocket globe


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Collection Globes, Charts and maps, Globes and globe gores
Gallery locationNot on display

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

Artist/Maker Moll, Herman
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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