Celestial table globe

Celestial table globe. It forms a pair with the terrestrial globe, Anich GLB0077. Astronomical details on the sphere include a magnitude table below Crater in a cartouche, with the numbers of stars given for each magnitude class. A total of 1863 stars and three star groups are named. The Milky Way is drawn but not labelled. The Small Magellanic Cloud is labelled and the nova in Cassiopeia is indicated by the date '1572'. 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. However, not all the constellations are labelled and some are spelled incorrectly. There is an under-proportioned meridian ring for the globe, which may be a replacement. For full details about the cartography and construction of this globe please refer to the related publication.

Object Details

ID: GLB0078
Collection: Astronomical and navigational instruments; Charts and maps
Type: Table globe
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Anich, Peter; Petrus Plancius, Petrus
Date made: 1758
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Measurements: Overall: 425 x 304 mm; Diameter of sphere: 208 mm; Diameter of Meridian Ring: 240 mm

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