Museo Galileo
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Celestial globe
    • Setting:
      Room IV
    • Author:
      Vincenzo Coronelli
    • Date:
    • Materials:
      paper, wood
    • Dimensions:
      sphere diameter 470 mm, height 680 mm, width 680 mm
    • Inventory:
      Dep. SBAS, Firenze
    • Celestial globe (Dep. SBAS, Firenze)
    • Celestial globe (Dep. SBAS, Firenze)

Like the matching terrestrial globe (Dep. SBAS, Firenze), this splendidly colored celestial globe is dedicated to King William III of England. It comprises 12 printed paper gores divided at the equator. Vincenzo Coronelli listed more stars than other globe-makers. Among others, he added the stars observed in the southern hemisphere by the English astronomer Edmond Halley. The globe also indicates the orbits of many comets. The names of the celestial bodies are in Italian, Latin, and Greek.