French lunar globe, 15cm (5 3/4-inch) diameter (1:

Made:
1880-1899 in Paris
author:
Camille Flammarion
maker:
Casimir Maria Gaudibert

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French lunar globe, 15cm (5 3/4-inch) diameter (1:23,000,000 scale) on ebonized wooden stand, late 19th century. The globe gores are printed by C.M. Gaudibert and Emile Beraux, Paris under the direction of Camille Flammarion a famous French populariser of science and astronomy during the 19th century. The usually blank part of the globe for the lunar farside lists 343 named craters and has the limits of the Moon's libration marked at the edge of the visible lunar surface.

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
2001-319
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), paper (fibre product), plaster, wood (unidentified)
type:
moon globes
credit:
Christie's South Kensington Limited
status:
Permanent collection

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