~ ~ Celestial Globes ~ ~

Long before there were planetariums or advanced technologies available for studying the sky, people devised ways of depicting the sun, moon, planets, and stars in relation to the Earth. There was a desire to learn about astronomical history and events;… Continue Reading

Star Atlas :: The Harmonia Macrocosmica of Andreas Cellarius

The Harmonia Macrocosmica is a star atlas written by Andreas Cellarius and published in 1660 by Johannes Janssonius. The first part of the atlas contains copper plate prints depicting the world systems of Claudius Ptolemy, Nicolaus Copernicus and Tycho Brahe. At the end are star maps of the classical and Christian constellations,… Continue Reading

Introducing… The Celestial Livingstone

  The Celestial Livingstone depicts the stunning night sky and all 88 constellations, drawn up by a local London illustrator and meticulously hand painted in our studio. The design is inspired by the traditional Philips globes from the early twentieth century. The… Continue Reading

Celestial Globe

This week we say goodbye to the beautiful celestial globe we have been working on for the past few months. The design itself has been YEARS in the making so it is great to see the finished product. The lovely… Continue Reading

Celestial ….

The celestial globe is a three-dimensional map of the stars, and has been used since classical times. The stars were thought to sit on the surface of a giant sphere around the Earth, and the constant movement of the stars… Continue Reading