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Celestial table globe. It forms a pair with the terrestrial globe, Colom GLB0170. Astronomical details on the sphere include a labelled magnitude table. The Milky Way and the Magellanic Clouds are labelled. The nova in Cassiopeia lacks a legend but there is one in Cygnus. There is a labelled precession table. To the right of this text, there is a portrait of Tycho Brahe with text. The lunar mansions are indicated by their numbers and names, also in Arabic script. A total of 34 stars and seven stars groups are named. The 48 Ptolemaic constellations and four of the non-Ptolemaic constellations are drawn, and the 12 southern constellations of Plancius are also drawn.
This globe is the earliest known globe to show the Arabic names for the Southern hemisphere constellations newly invented by Petrus Plancius (1552-1622) in the late 1590s. Most of the cartography is copied from a 340 mm diameter globe by Willem Jansz Blaeu. New to this globe is the Arabic star names provided by Golius (1596-1667), Professor of Arabic at Leiden University from 1625, who took the names from the star map of the famous Arabic astronomer, al-Sufi (903-986AD).
Jacob Aertsz Colom
- Image reference: F7371-002
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection