Category Archives: 3. Paper Globes

Coronelli’s Celestial paper Globe (Christmas Ornament version)

Vincenzo Coronelli (August 16, 1650 – December 9, 1718) was a Franciscan friar, cosmographer, cartographer, publisher, and encyclopedist known in particular for his atlases and globes. He spent most of his life in Venice. He produced celestial and terrestrial globes … Continue reading

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Cassini’s Celestial paper Globe on AstroMedia

I’m proud to announce that my project of Cassini’s Celestial paper Globe (Christmas Ball version) has just been published in a nice hard copy version by AstroMedia, specialized in cardboard kits of scientific instruments and models.

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“Remaking the Heavens” /2. Scan, prototype, and the North Pole

Almost two years already passed since I published my first (and last) post on “Remaking the Heavens”. Well, I worked on it, but not enough… The first thing I did was to scan the pages of the “Libro dei Globi”. … Continue reading

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“Blue Marble: Next Generation”. Twelve Earth Globes (Christmas Edition)

… In 1972, from a distance of about 45,000 km (28,000 mi), the crew of Apollo 17 took one of the most famous photographs ever made of the Earth. This original Blue Marble inspired later images of the Earth compiled … Continue reading

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Fragile like an egg…

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Coelum Stellatum Christianum (Christmas Ball Ornament)

Merry Christmas Happy 2015 A new year full of paper to cut, fold and glue!

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COELUM STELLATUM CHRISTIANUM (1660)

Whilst Kepler was studying the planets motion, his son-in-law Jacob Bartsch, astronomer, Wilhelm Schickard, the astronomer and professor of Oriental languages at Tübingen, and Julius Schiller (c. 1580 – 1627), a lawyer from Ausburg, together with others were planning the … Continue reading

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“Remaking the Heavens” /1

For long time I surfed the web in searching for hi-res digital files representing celestial (and terrestrial) gores by Venetian cartographer Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718). The best I found was a pdf version of the “Atlas Céleste, composé d’un globe de douze pieds … Continue reading

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The first time the word “America”…

… appeared on Earth. Globe diameter: 12 cm In 1901 Joseph Fisher, a Jesuit historian who was conducting research in in the library of Prince Johannes zu Waldburg- Wolfegg in Wolfegg Castle in Württemberg, Germany, discovered the famous large Waldseemueller’s … Continue reading

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Pardie’s Celestial Globe (Christmas Ball version)

The Christmas Ball version of Pardies’ Celestial Globe is now available! Merry Christmas and a Wonderful 2014!

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