Terrestrial and celestial pocket globe

Terrestrial and celestial pocket globe. Geographical details on the terrestrial sphere include hatched ocean regions between the tropics, and trade winds indicated by arrows. There is a compass rose west of Australia, and California is drawn as an island. Both Australia and New Zealand are drawn according to the Dutch discoveries. The tracks of Dampier's voyage is labelled 'Cap.! Damp(ier) tract round ye world'. A total of nine oceans are named.

Astronomical details on the inside of the case include 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.

A later amended edition of this pocket globe was published anonymously in about 1775 (see Anonymous GLB0196). For full details about the cartography and construction of this globe please refer to the related publication.

Object Details

ID: GLB0197
Collection: Astronomical and navigational instruments; Charts and maps
Type: Pocket globe
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Moll, Herman
Date made: 1719
People: Moll, Herman; Dampier, William
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Diameter: 90 mm; Diameter of sphere: 70 mm
Parts: Terrestrial and celestial pocket globe
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