21-inch celestial globe by J & W Cary

This 21-inch celestial globe was the largest size produced in 1800 by J & W Cary, the map publisher and dominant globe maker of the late 18th and early 19th century. The stars and constellations depicted on this globe were derived from the astronomical catalogue of Francis Wollaston, an English priest and astronomer.

Date/Period
1799
Region
London
Dimension
Object size: 122.0 x 69.0 x 70.0 cm
Accession No.
2018-00067
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Category
Folklife Collection