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Terrestrial and celestial pocket globe
Terrestrial and celestial pocket globe. Geographical details on the terrestrial sphere show trade winds marked by hatched regions in the oceans between the tropics. In North America there is a label, 'Unknown Parts', and California is drawn as an island. Australia is represented according to the Dutch discoveries, 'NEW HOLLAND', 'Dimens Land' and 'N. Zeeland'. Dampier's explorations are indicated by 'N. Britain'. In Asia, there are labels, 'Ch. Wall' for the Great Wall of China, the 'Dominio(n) of Moscovy', and 'Parts Unknown'. There are no tracks of voyages. A total of nine oceans are named.
Astronomical details on the inside of the case include a geocentric projection but the constellations are seen from the back. The stars are represented by different symbols but there is no magnitude table. The Milky Way is labelled. The 48 Ptolemaic constellations and four of the non-Ptolemaic constellations are drawn. Four of the southern constellations are drawn, as well as those of Plancius and all those of Hevelius. For full details about the cartography and construction of this globe please refer to the related publication.
- Image reference: F2539
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection