Celestial pocket globe

Celestial pocket globe - case for the terrestrial pockte globe. Spherical case consisting of two hinged hemispheres with two hook and eye clasps. It is lined with gores depicting the celestial sphere. There is 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.

Object Details

ID: GLB0197.2
Type: Celestial pocket globe
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Moll, Herman
Date made: 1719
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: : 77 mm
Parts: Terrestrial and celestial pocket globe (Pocket globe)

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