The globe, which illustrates the positions of stars and planets in the night sky, was paired with a terrestrial globe. They may have been used as teaching tools, or perhaps designed to grace the study of a savant. The globe was designed and assembled by Jean-Antoine Nollet and the map engraved by Nicolas Baillieul le jeune. The lacquer decoration (vernis Martin) is attributed to the Martin family.

From The creation of color in eighteenth-century Europe by Sarah Lowengard

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  • European: 1400-1800
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  • Celestial Globe, ca. 1730. The globe, which illustrates the positions of stars and planets in the night sky, was paired with a terrestrial globe. They may have been used as teaching tools, or perhaps designed to grace the study of a savant. The globe was designed and assembled by Jean-Antoine Nollet and the map engraved by Nicolas Baillieul le jeune. The lacquer decoration (vernis Martin) is attributed to the Martin family.