Celestial globe gores

Celestial globe gores. Astronomical details on the gores are the same as Matthaeus Greuter GLB0143. There is a labelled magnitude table to the left of Ursa Major. The brightness of the stars are indicated by a number. The Milky Way and the Small Magellanic Cloud are labelled, and the Large Magellanic Cloud is drawn but not labelled. The nova in Cassiopeia is labelled and several comets are noted, for example, above Sagittarius. Below Cetus there is a cartouche with a precession table.

A total of 24 stars and six star groups are named including Plaustrum, which is represented by an archer in a chariot drawn by horses. The 48 Ptolemaic constellations and four of the non-Ptolemaic constellations are drawn. Six of the southern constellations are drawn as well as those of Plancius. The constellations are drawn in the style of Blaeu's 680 mm celestial globe. The overall measurement is for each of the 24 half gores. For full details about the cartography and construction of these gores please refer to the related publication, Globes at Greenwich.

Object Details

ID: GLB0234
Collection: Charts and maps
Type: Globe gores
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Rossi, Domenico de
Date made: Plates produced: 1636; Globe assembed: 1695 Plates produced: 1636; Gores produced: 1695
Exhibition: Unseen: The Lives of Looking by Dryden Goodwin
People: Petrus Plancius, Petrus
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 440 x 190 mm; Diameter of sphere: 490 mm
Parts: Celestial globe gores

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