The Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BnF) offers an exhibition about Le monde en Spheres, a travel from ancient origins of cosmological and astronomical model of concentric spheres until being a familiar object right now.
The narrative goes through the reception and evolution of theories and representations in the medieval period, from Arab world as well as Cristian conception. Finally, the Earth globe consolidates thanked to European trips, to art and science reenactment in Europe from 16th and 17th centuries, to scientific revolutions of Copernico and Newton and the birth of modern astrophysics.
The exhibition presents about forty Earth globes together with a range of works that enlighten its production, uses and symbolism: archeological remains, coins, manuscripths or printed records, maps, engravings and pictures, contemporary works, etc..
The exhibition can be visited from April, 16th until July, 21st in the Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand. Further information here.