Tobias Mayer’s Lunar Globe (1750)

Publisher: Marbach : Tobias-Mayer-Museum; Bremen; Berlin Ars Mechanica Marbach Tobias-Mayer-Verein 2008
Original: 1750, Reconstruction (6 plates): 2008
Technology: Wooden globe
Cartographers of the reprint: Günther Oestmann und Felix Lühning (2008)
History: By 1750, made the Göttingen astronomer Tobias Mayer (1723-1762) made 24 map segments for the first reliable globe of the moon.  The project was left unfinished, and part of the map segments disappeared. In 2005 Tobias Mayer club decided to reconstruct the lunar globe. The production of the globe and the addition of the missing map segments was in the years 2005 – 2008.

Based on Tobias Mayer’s map.

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Image source: (c) ÖNB Kartensammlung und Globenmuseum

References:
http://hans.sub.uni-goettingen.de/cgi-bin/hans/hans.pl?x=u&t_show=x&wertreg=KOR&wert=oestmann%2C+guenther+%5B1959-%5D+++BEITR.+OBJEKT&reccheck=73338
http://data.onb.ac.at/rec/AC08204645

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