Celestial Globe // Vincenzo Maria Coronelli (1650-1718) was an Italian Franciscan monk, who published many works as a cosmographer, cartographer and encyclopaedist. He created two giant globes for the Sun King, Louis XIV (1638 – 1715). One of them, the Celestial Globe shows the sky as it was seen on 5th of September 1638, on the birthday of “Louis the Great”. The illustrations were made by Jean-Baptiste Corneille (French Baroque Painter, ca.1649-1695).
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Assassination of Saint Thomas Becket by Vincent de Beauvais, Musée Condé Chantilly.jpg Location: Musée Condé Chantilly Description: Assassination of Saint THOMAS Becket, archbishop of Canterbury, 1118-70, on 29 December 1170 by soldiers of Henry II of England in Canterbury Cathedral, folio 347R of Le Miroir Historial (The Mirror of History), by Vincent de Beauvais, 1190-1264 French scholar and encyclopaedist, 15th century French manuscript