Museo Galileo
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Terrestrial globe
    • Setting:
      Room III
    • Author:
      Charles-François Delamarche
    • Place:
    • Date:
    • Materials:
      paper, wood
    • Dimensions:
      sphere diameter 325 mm, height 580 mm, width 470 mm
    • Inventory:
      Dep. SBAS, Firenze
    • Terrestrial globe (Dep. SBAS, Firenze)
    • Terrestrial globe (Dep. SBAS, Firenze)

This terrestrial globe by Charles-François Delamarche, mounted on a Dutch-type stand 380 mm high, is covered with 12 printed gores. The horizon circle carries a small magnetic compass. A caption states that the globe describes the three voyages of Captain James Cook, his discoveries between April 1768 and his death, and the survivors' voyage home.