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Title above Gemini
Celestial table globe. It forms a pair with the terrestrial globe, Blaeu GLB0100. Astronomical details on the sphere show a magnitude table, above Dorado, in a cartouche. The Milky Way and the Magellanic Clouds are labelled. There is a precession table in a cartouche followed by a table and an explanation. A total of 51 stars and ten 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.
Willem Jansz Blaeu
- Image reference: D7396_4
- Caird (formerly Mensing) Collection, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London