Roman celestial globe, 2nd century A.D. Replica of the original Mainz, Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum, inv. 42695D This globe shows the 48 constellations known to the ancients, plus the circles of the solstices and of the equinoxes. It also has the oldest known representation of the Milky Way.
Celestial globe, 2nd century B.C. - 1st century A.D. Paris, Kugel Collection The constellations depicted on this silver globe are based on the iconographic tradition of Hyginus. This is one of the oldest extant depictions of the celestial sphere.
Johann Reinhold (1550-1596) Celestial globe clock, Augsburg, 1588 Paris, Musée des Arts et Métiers, inv. 07491 This is one of the five extant examples of an astronomical instrument driven by a clockwork mechanism built by Johann Reinhold. It reproduces the movements of the heavenly bodies, and it allows the user to determine the hour and day of the year as well as performing numerous other calculations.
Pair of Globes; Globes designed and assembled by Jean-Antoine Nollet (French, 1700 - 1770), The terrestrial map engraved by Louis Borde (French, active 1730 - 1740), and celestial map engraved by Nicolas Bailleul le jeune (French, active 1740s), et al; Paris, France; 1728 - 1730; Printed paper, papier-mâché, poplar, spruce, and alder painted with vernis Martin, and bronze; 86.DH.705; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California