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Globes in the Collection

The Museum’s collection contains several different types of globes amongst which are some fine examples from the Islamic tradition,  a number of early modern European globes, and 18th-century globes by well known English makers. There are also globes adapted to specific practical purposes such as navigational instruments, educational use, and time-telling.

This resource is intended to provide easy access to notable examples, although more globes from the collection can be found using the collections online searchable database [1]. Entering the inventory number as the search term will generate the full record of information held on any one of the globes represented below or click on the inventory numbers below.

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Early modern

Blaeu, celestial, C-17th [32]      Inv.23709 [33]

Bleau celestial globe [34]

Blaeu, terrestrial, C-17th [35]     Inv.55871 [36]

Bleau terrestial globe [37]


Senex, terrestrial, 1718 [44]     Inv.28920 [45]

28920-Senex [46]

Rowley, globe, c.1700 [50]       Inv.25400 [51]

25400_Rowley [52]

19th- and 20th-centuries

Russian, lunar, 1961 [74]         Inv.37062 [75]

37062_001_Russian lunar [76]