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Matthäus Greuter, Celestial globe


Matthäus Greuter (1566-1638)
Celestial globe, 1636
Florence, Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, inv. 2702

Celestial globe with a removable lid in the shape of a dome showing the constellations. The cartographical images are largely copied from the globes of Dutch craftsman Willem Jansz Blaeu, published in 1622. The names of the stars are given in both Latin and Arabic.