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Sphere and stand
Celestial table globe. It forms a pair with the terrestrial globe, Anich GLB0077. Astronomical details on the sphere include a magnitude table below Crater in a cartouche, with the numbers of stars given for each magnitude class. A total of 1863 stars and three star groups are named. The Milky Way is drawn but not labelled. The Small Magellanic Cloud is labelled and the nova in Cassiopeia is indicated by the date '1572'. 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 and all those of Hevelius. However, not all the constellations are labelled and some are spelled incorrectly. There is an under-proportioned meridian ring for the globe, which may be a replacement.
- Image reference: F1023
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection