Museo Galileo
Virtual Museum
Celestial globe
    • Setting:
      Room III
    • Author:
      Jodocus Hondius Jr, Adrianus Veen
    • Date:
    • Materials:
      paper, wood
    • Dimensions:
      sphere diameter 535 mm, height 970 mm, width 780 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Celestial globe (Inv. 2696)
    • Celestial globe (Inv. 2696)

This colored celestial globe is mounted on a support with four turned wooden legs. Its makers, Adrian Veen and Jodocus Hondius Junior (son of Jodocus Hondius Senior), dedicated it to the "Lords of the United Provinces of Belgium." The dedication is framed in a rectangular cartouche. Another cartouche states that the globe depicts not only the stars observed by Tycho Brahe, but also those in the sky of the southern hemisphere recorded by Frederick de Houtman. Most constellation names are in Latin. The globe also displays a portrait of Tycho Brahe.