CELESTIAL GLOBE BY QA’IM MUHAMMAD (1047 / 1637)
celestial globe is cast as one single piece without any seams by the
lost wax technique. The diameter of the globe is 173 mm. It is mounted
on a simple three legged stand with a graduated horizontal ring and a
graduated meridian ring. On the globe are drawn the celestial equator,
ecliptic and other circles. Through inlaid silver points of three
different sizes, the positions of 1022 stars are marked on this globe.
Also the outlines of 48 constellation- figures are shown on the globe.
This is one of the earliest celestial globes produced in India.