Celestial globe by Willem Janszoon Blaeu

Made:
1603 in Amsterdam
maker:
Willem Janszoon Blaeu
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Dutch celestial globe, 1603-1610 made by Blaeu, Willem Janszoon
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Dutch celestial globe, 1603-1610 made by Blaeu, Willem Janszoon
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Dutch celestial globe, 1603-1610 made by Blaeu, Willem Janszoon
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Dutch celestial globe, 1603-1610 made by Blaeu, Willem Janszoon
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Dutch celestial globe, 1603-1610 made by Blaeu, Willem Janszoon
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Dutch celestial globe, 1603-1610 made by Blaeu, Willem Janszoon
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Dutch celestial globe, 1603-1610 made by Blaeu, Willem Janszoon
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Dutch celestial globe, 1603-1610 made by Blaeu, Willem Janszoon
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Celestial globe made by Willem Janszoon Blaeu, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1603.

The celestial globe is a three-dimensional model of the heavens on which the stars are plotted on the outside of a sphere. Originating in the Ancient World, this method of representation was probably inspired by the discovery that the Earth was round. The Dutch were the first to make printed globes in large numbers and introduced the distinctive four-legged globe stand. Celestial globes were used to teach astronomy and were paired with terrestrial globes which were used to teach geography.

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1980-1913
Materials:
wood (unidentified), plaster, paper (fibre product), brass (copper, zinc alloy) and iron
Measurements:
overall: 490 mm 500 mm, 4.84kg
type:
celestial globe
credit:
David Weston Limited