Islamicate celestial globes : their history, construction, and use

@inproceedings{SavageSmith1985IslamicateCG,
  title={Islamicate celestial globes : their history, construction, and use},
  author={Emilie Savage-Smith and Andrea P. A. Belloli},
  year={1985}
}
Islamicate celestial globes made as early as the eleventh century are found in museums and private collections today. There are also references in classical Greek and Roman literature to carlier globes that are no longer extant. These globes are of interest to the history of astronomy, of art, and of technology. The globe presently in the National Museum of American History of the Smithsonian Institution, which is a fine example of a seventeenth-century Mughal Indian globe, was selected for… CONTINUE READING

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