Adding to Firestone Library’s signature moments

3rd floor 26After Giambologna (1529–1608), Mercury, no date. Bronze. Princeton University, Gift of Mrs. Edgar Palmer. PP515.

3rd floor 20While our students are away on their spring break, we placed a few more works of art and science into the newly renovated Firestone Library. Here are images from the last couple days. Note in particular, you can see the bottom of the world as you walk up the stairs.


3rd floor 25Anonymous, Terrestrial Globe, Venice, 1631. Hand-painted, 32 inches in diameter, with full metal meridian ring, and printed horizon ring, resting on a short turned column in an elaborate wooden stand of six turned supports and half-ball feet. Rare Books and Special Collections.


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3rd floor 22Otis Bass (1784-1861), Samuel Blair, Jr. (1741-1818) and Susan Shippen Blair (Mrs. Samuel Blair, Jr.) (1743-1821), ca. 1812-17. Oil on canvas. Princeton University, Gift of Roberdeau Buchanan. PP52.


3rd floor 21Daniel Huntington (1816-1906), John Torrey (1796-1873), 1857. Oil on canvas. Princeton University, presented by a group of alumni in 1916. PP61.

Otherwise known as Man Reading a Newspaper.