Product images of Celestial table globe by Mercator
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Celestial table globe by Mercator
It forms a pair with the terrestrial globe, Mercator GLB0096. Astronomical details on the sphere include a labelled magnitude table in front of Ursa Major. The Milky Way is also labelled and there are planetary symbols and data on the astrological associations of the constellations. A total of 52 stars and five star groups are named; some of the stars in the groups are labelled in Greek script. The 48 Ptolemaic constellations are drawn with an extensive nomenclature in Latin, Greek script, and often the transliteration of the Arabic names. A new style for drawing the constellation figures has been introduced with this globe.
- Image reference: D7694-A
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird (formerly Mensing) Collection