Percival Lowell Venus globe
Posted 30 July 2012 - 10:48 AM
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 03:05 AM
There're certainly many modern globes of the planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars , Jupiter and Saturn with rings) and there're antique maps of some of the planets and the Moon. There're even globes of Phobos & Deimos and some of the Near Earth Asteroids...
Don't see in Your signature where You're located but a great museum (possibly the best collection of globes in the world) is the "Globenmuseum - Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek" in Vienna Austria.
It has a collection of 700 globes ranging from starmap globes over Earth globes to Moon & planet globes from all ages in all sizes...
Posted 01 August 2012 - 09:36 AM
After that, I looked around for an antique globe of the Moon. Again, if any pre-20th century Moon globes exist, they are in museums -- or far beyond my purchasing power. So again I had one made. That seemed to be it. No detailed pre-20th century maps of Mercury exist, and Venus is essentially featureless in a telescope. I was aware of lowell's Venus map, but it was an oddity for the reasons I explained. Eventually, though, I gave in and had one made.
I guess I could find (somewhat) detailed 19th-century drawings of Jupiter or Saturn on which to base a globe, but they would be without historical significance. So here I stop.
I'm not really a collector of modern astronomical globes, though I do have a few. The ones pictured are used for comparison purposes as well as to add a little color to the displays.
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Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:19 PM
The Venus globe was done by David Colombo, an artist I found online. (I couldn't bring myself to ask my former student to do another for me.) If you Google his name you'll find his web site.
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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:40 AM
Right now I have both globes displayed together in an "antique" setting. I'm hoping I can resist fiddling with it.
....OK!,,,time to drool!!
(Promise to take a step back, and NOT get this awesome display wet!!!! It just looks soooo wonderful!!
Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:15 PM
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