Ingeborg Brun’s Globe of Mars (1909)

Hand painted by the Danish astronomer Emmy Ingeborg Brun in 1905-1909.

The globe is based on the canal maps of Percival Lowell.

Note nice Art Nouveau style lettering.

“Brun is known to have presented Flammarion with one of her globes. Fewer than ten of Brun’s Mars globes appear to have been recorded.” (Source)

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Original globe displayed at the Paris Science Museum’s SF Exhibition, 2011.

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A reconstruction of the Brun globe, made by Keith Boulger. More images here. 

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Detail, showing the characteristic fonts and the blue Syrtis Major.

 

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