Museo Galileo
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Celestial globe
    • Setting:
      Room III
    • Author:
      Willem Jansz Blaeu
    • Date:
      published by Joan Blaeu after 1630
    • Materials:
      paper, wood
    • Dimensions:
      sphere diameter 680 mm, height 1120 mm, width 920 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Celestial globe (Inv. 348)

This celestial globe is one of the undated models produced by Willem Jansz Blaeu. Displays a ranking of stars by brightness. The constellations are represented by the animals and figures from which they derive their names. There is a portrait of Tycho Brahe. The stand is fitted with a magnetic compass. Bears the production serial number 13. Paired with the celestial globe inv. 354. Provenance: Medici collections.