Moon globe by John Russell, 1797

Moon globe by John Russell, 1797 (globes (cartographic spheres); moon globes; lunar globes) Moon globe by John Russell, 1797 (globes (cartographic spheres); moon globes; lunar globes) Moon globe by John Russell, 1797 (globes (cartographic spheres); moon globes; lunar globes) Moon globe by John Russell, 1797 (globes (cartographic spheres); moon globes; lunar globes) Moon globe by John Russell, 1797 (globes (cartographic spheres); moon globes; lunar globes) Moon globe by John Russell, 1797 (globes (cartographic spheres); moon globes; lunar globes) Moon globe by John Russell, 1797 (globes (cartographic spheres); moon globes; lunar globes)

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Moon globe 12-inch in diameter, [showing the lunar nearside] on mounting to demonstrate lunar libration, with glass case, by John Russell, R.A., London, England, 1797. Known as Selenographia, it is described in associated pamphlet entitled, 'A description of the Selenographia : an apparatus for exhibiting the phenomena of the Moon'.

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1949-117
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), steel (metal), paper (fibre product), mahogany (wood), plaster and complete
Measurements:
overall: 500 mm x 420 mm x 450 mm,
globe (diameter): 304.8 mm,
type:
globes (cartographic spheres), moon globes and lunar globes
credit:
H.M. King George VI