Model of the Moon, 19 feet in diameter (half hemis

Made:
1850-1854 in Bonn

Model of the Moon, 19 feet in diameter (half hemisphere), made by Thomas Dickert in Bonn and based on the lunar maps by Dr Julius Schmidt. Constructed at the University of Bonn in the mid 1850s, the model was later sold and sent to America before being acquired by the Field Museum in Chicago where it was displayed until the 1980s.

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1997-1003
Materials:
plaster, steel and wood
Measurements:
disassembled frames [x26]: .02 x 5.823 x 2.42 m
assembled: 5.823 x 5.823 x 2.912 m
packed [19 crates]: 920 x 920 x 920 mm
type:
moon globes
credit:
Fort Wayne astronomical Society, Inc.

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