Vincenzo Coronelli & Jean Baptist Nolin, Orbis Coelestis Typus

The British Library

The British Library
London, United Kingdom

Celestial globes show the position of the stars in the sky as viewed from Earth. This majestic example was designed by Vincenzo Coronelli, considered to be one of the world’s greatest globe makers. It was made in 1693 and is the largest of Coronelli’s commercially produced globes, at 108 cm in diameter. Its engravings helped the user to identify the different constellations.


  • Title: Vincenzo Coronelli & Jean Baptist Nolin, Orbis Coelestis Typus
  • Date Created: 1693
  • Location: British Library, London, UK
  • Location Created: Paris
  • Type: Globe
  • Original Source: Maps G.55., 16084.d.15.
  • Rights: Public Domain in most countries other than the UK. For more information visit: https://www.bl.uk/help/how-to-reuse-images-of-unpublished-manuscripts

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