Celestial star globe

£850
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Celestial star globe

£850

A 7 inch celestial globe by Kelvin & Hughes, circa 1975.

Twilight setting pattern. The globe is mounted in a brass meridian circle, the circle is divided 0 - 90° in four quadrants. The globe shows all the stars in the (abridged) Nautical Almanac (1958) and a number of additional ones. 57 selected stars have their names printed in capitals.

Globe cartouche marked: STAR GOBE KELVIN & HUGHES LTD EPOCH 1975 Printed by George Philip & Son, Ltd.

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With red and blue Chinagraph pencils, and 3 brass cursors. 

Case: 27 x 27 x 29 cm.

 

See the collection of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Object ID: ZBA0327.

For full details about the cartography and construction of the globe gores please refer to the related publication. Globes at Greenwich: A Catalogue of the Globes and Armillary Spheres in the National Maritime Museum, Elly Dekker, 1999.