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Sphere and stand
Celestial instruction globe. Astronomcial details on the sphere are rather unusual, as all the constellations have been renamed. The classical constellations are still marked on the globe, but new Heraldic constellations, designed by Weigel (1626-1699) are illustrated, in relief, over the top. Erhard Weigel was the Professor of mathematics at the University of Jena from 1652 until his death in 1699, and in that time he made numerous attempts to make science more accessible to a wider public. This globe represents one of his more successful attempts.
- Image reference: D7851_1
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London