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© Technisches Museum Wien, Photo: Peter Sedlaczek
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© Technisches Museum Wien, Photo: Peter Sedlaczek
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© Technisches Museum Wien, Photo: Peter Sedlaczek
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© Technisches Museum Wien, Photo: Peter Sedlaczek
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© Technisches Museum Wien, Photo: Peter Sedlaczek
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© Technisches Museum Wien, Photo: Peter Sedlaczek
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© Technisches Museum Wien, Photo: Peter Sedlaczek
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© Technisches Museum Wien, Photo: Peter Sedlaczek
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© Technisches Museum Wien, Photo: Peter Sedlaczek
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© Technisches Museum Wien, Photo: Peter Sedlaczek
Collection Area
Technical and Scientific Principles
Collection
Geodesy
Exhibition
Nature and Knowledge
Epoch
1800 - 1849

Where is my holiday destination located? A map can show us this, but a globe does it much nicer. This way of depicting heaven and earth is centuries old.

In London, the Cary dynasty, consisting of John and William (until 1821) and the sons George and John (until around 1859), produced numerous high-quality globes. They were made of wood and the relevant maps were glued on. This meant that the most recent discoveries could easily be taken into account. These globes are an interesting source for research today. They provide information on the respective states of astronomical and geographical knowledge at the time of their manufacture. This knowledge was extremely important for seafaring and trade. It was with accurate knowledge of celestial positions, in combination with accurate clocks, that seafaring became reasonably safe. The determination of the ship's position from these two sets of data was vital.

The two globes from the collection of the Technisches Museum Wien (Vienna Technical Museum) bear the following inscriptions:
Globe of the earth: "CARY'S NEW TERRESTRIAL GLOBE Drawn from the most recent GEOGRAPHICAL WORKS shewing the whole of the New Discoveries”
Celestial globe: “CARY'S NEW CELESTIAL GLOBE ON WHICH are carefully laid down the whole of the STARS AND NEBULE contained in the catalog of Wollaston, Herschel, Bode, Piazzi, Zach & c.”

Manufacturer: Cary Brothers, London
Date of construction: Celestial globe: 1818, globe of the Earth: 1835



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