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Celestial globe
    • Setting:
      Room III
    • Author:
      Maison Delamarche
    • Place:
      Paris
    • Date:
      after 1805
    • Materials:
      paper, wood
    • Dimensions:
      sphere diameter 325 mm, height 590 mm, width 460 mm
    • Inventory:
      Dep. OAA, Firenze
    • Celestial globe (Dep. OAA, Firenze)
    • Celestial globe (Dep. OAA, Firenze)

This celestial globe, mounted on a black wooden tripod, is covered with 12 printed gores. In addition to the Ptolemaic constellations, the globe displays those observed by Frederik de Houtman (1595-1597) and Hevelius (1648). Also shown is a constellation introduced by Joseph-Jérôme de Lalande in 1779 in honor of Charles Messier (Custos Messium). The globe is undated and the star positions correspond to 1800. The address listed for the workshop of Charles-François Delamarche indicates that the globe dates from after 1805, the year in which Delamarche moved to 13 Rue du Jardinet in Paris. Paired with the terrestrial globe inv. 3369.