Museo Galileo
Virtual Museum
Terrestrial 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
    • Terrestrial globe (Dep. SBAS, Firenze)
    • Terrestrial globe (Dep. SBAS, Firenze)

This terrestrial globe is dedicated to King William III of England. Despite its small size, it carries a wealth of details and information. Shows the discoveries made in numerous voyages of exploration, such as that of Jacob Le Maire. Vincenzo Coronelli regarded this as his most accomplished production. Indeed, the globe is very up-to-date and consistent with reality. It testifies to the care with which Coronelli compiled the latest geographic discoveries. Paired with the celestial globe (Dep. SBAS, Firenze), this brightly colored specimen is one of the finest known to survive. There is a Dutch-type stand. The six legs—rather than the usual four—are elaborately twisted.