Celestial pocket globe case

Celestial pocket globe - case for the terrestrial pocket globe. Spherical case consists of two hinged hemispheres with three hook and eye clasps. It is lined with gores depicting the celestial sphere. Constellations are outlined by figures and contour areas. There is a labelled magnitude table above the title cartouche. The Milky Way is drawn but not labelled. The Magellanic Clouds are labelled. A total of 46 stars and 3 star groups are named. 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, five of Hevelius and those of Lacaille, except Reticulum and Pictor.

Object Details

ID: GLB0061.2
Type: Pocket globe
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Charles Smith & Son
Date made: 1834
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: : 104 mm
Parts: Terrestrial and celestial pocket globe (Pocket globe)

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