I saw this at Versailles. This beautiful terrestrial globe from 1705 is also a map of the night sky if you look closely at the inner surface of the upper half of the globe. It is the creation of Guillaume de L'Isle, mathematician Jean Pignon, engraver Rene Delure and sculptor Bercy. It was originally made for the duc de Chatres. The title of duc de Chartres was given by Louis XIV of France to his nephew, Philippe II d'Orléans, at his birth in 1674. Philippe II was the younger son and heir of the king's brother, Philippe de France, Duke of Orléans.
A program of how best to educate a prince was drawn up exclusively for him by Guillaume Dubois, his preceptor. Each course of study taught the duc de Chartres the “principles” or “elements” of a subject. Some of the best historians, genealogists, scientists and artists in the kingdom participated in this educational experiment, which started around 1689. The globe is from his study of geography and astronomy by Guillaume de L'Isle. Pretty cool to have the best cartographer in France build you a fabulous globe to teach you the basics.