Celestial table globe

Celestial table globe. It forms a pair with the terrestrial globe, Doppelmayr GLB0075. Astronomical details on the sphere show a labelled magnitude table below Crater. The Milky Way is labelled. The Magellanic Clouds are depicted but not labelled. A total of 16 stars and four star groups are named. The 48 Ptolemaic constellations and four of the non-Ptolemaic constellations are drawn. In addition, three of the southern constellations are drawn, as well as those of Plancius and Hevelius. However, not all the constellations are labelled. For full details about the cartography and construction of this globe please refer to the related publication.

Object Details

ID: GLB0076
Collection: Astronomical and navigational instruments; Charts and maps
Type: Table globe
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Doppelmayr, Johann Gabriel
Date made: 1730
People: Petrus Plancius, Petrus
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Measurements: Overall: 290 x 329 mm; Diameter of sphere: 198 mm

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