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Celestial Globe

Maker:
James Wilson
Date:
1821
Geography:
Made in Albany, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Wood, plaster, paper, brass
Dimensions:
H. 17 15/16 in. (45.6 cm); Diam. 17 1/2 in. (44.5 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Douglas Campbell Jr., 1961
Accession Number:
61.26.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
Inscription: inscribed in ellipses on side of the globe: A NEW / AMERICAN / CELESTIAL GLOBE / Containing the Positions of nearly / 5000 Stars, Clusters, Nebulae, Planetary / Nebulae &c Correctly computed & laid down / from the latest observations and dis- / coveries by Dr. Maskelyne, Dr. Herschel / the Rev. Mr. Wollaston &c / by James Wilson / 1821
Douglas Campbell, New York, until 1961
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