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Celestial globe
    • Setting:
      Room III
    • Author:
      Willem Jansz Blaeu
    • Date:
      1622
    • Materials:
      paper, wood
    • Dimensions:
      sphere diameter 680 mm, height 1340 mm, width 980 mm
    • Inventory:
      Dep. OAA, Firenze
    • Celestial globe (Dep. OAA, Firenze)
    • Celestial globe (Dep. OAA, Firenze)

This celestial globe is signed Guljelmus Caesius, a name used by Willem Jansz Blaeu until 1621. It rests on four straight black pillars. The round stand is adorned with three lilies. Blaeu states that he used information provided by Tycho Brahe for star positions and observations by Frederik de Houtman for the constellations of the southern hemisphere. The constellations are shown with their figures; their names appear in Latin, Greek, and Arabic. Paired with the terrestrial globe inv. Dep. OAA.