Globe Museum of the Austrian National Library

The Globe Museum of the Austrian National Library in Palais Mollard is the world’s only institution in which terrestrial and celestial globes and globes of earth’s moon and various planets, as well as instruments linked with globes (armillary spheres) and instruments in which globes are an integral part (planetaria, telluria, lunaria) are acquired, researched, and presented to the public. The main focus of the collection, which is comprised of almost 700 globes, lies on objects manufactured before 1850. It is the second biggest collection in the world, after the one of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England.
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