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Celestial Globe (Globe céleste)
Paris, France (Place created)
Printed paper, papier-mâché, poplar, spruce, and alder painted with vernis Martin, bronze
109.9 × 44.5 × 31.8 cm (43 1/4 × 17 1/2 × 12 1/2 in.)
Jean-François Nollet, a noted scientist who taught physics to the French royal children, designed and assembled this globe, which shows a map of the night skies. He dated the globe 1730 and dedicated it to Louis de Bourbon-Condé, comte de Clermont.
Clermont was an important