Celestial hand globe

Celestial hand globe. It forms a pair with the terrestrial globe, Standford GLB0224. Astronomical details on the sphere include a labelled magnitude table below Crater. The Milky Way is labelled, and a total of 25 stars and three star groups are named. The 48 Ptolemaic constellations and four of the non-Ptolemaic constellations are drawn. Seven of the southern constellations are drawn, as well as those of Plancius, those of Hevelius, except Triangulum Minus, and all those of Lacaille. For full details about the cartography and construction of this globe please refer to the related publication.

Object Details

ID: GLB0225
Collection: Astronomical and navigational instruments; Charts and maps
Type: Hand globe
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Stanford, Edward; Petrus Plancius, Petrus
Date made: 1862
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 82 x 69 x 69 mm; Diameter of sphere: 52 mm
Parts: Celestial hand globe

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