Globe, used to educate and identify stars and major constellations
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Mounted Celestial globe marked with positions of stars and constellation figures. Tan background, black stars, quadrant marks and lettering. Green, brown and red constellations. Circled vertically by brass band with scale on one side, round brass scale at top of globe. Marked "Cary's New Celestial Globe". Inpainted black stand with four turned legs & cross stretchers. Of English manufacture. H 15" x Diam. 12 Globe used to educate and identify stars and major constellations. The celestial positions were calculated for the year 1800. A pair of globes is visible in an 1860 drawing of the Lincoln Home Back Parlor. American Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War; How we learn about communities 16 History
|J & W Cary|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library|
|Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865|
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