Taps Coogan – June 13th, 2021
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The following Sketchfab scan, from the British Library, shows a celestial globe made by famous Dutch ‘Gold Age’ cartographer Willem Janszoon Blaeu. A celestial globe shows the positions of various constellations and stars from the perspective of the Earth at the center of the globe, with the constellations in their mirror image orientation. As the British Library notes:
“This globe was first produced in 1602. It shows a nova in the constellation of Cygnus which Blaeu had personally observed in 1600.”
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