Tobias Mayer.Gebohren zu Marbach im Wirtembergl. d. 17 Febr. 1723. Gestorben zu Gottinen d. 20. Febr. 1762.
Stipple, rare. Sheet size: 175 x 100mm (7 x 4"). Cut. Slight stain.
Tobias Mayer (1723-62), German astronomer whose chart of the full moon published in 1775 was unsurpassed for half a century. The lunar crater T. Mayer was named after him. The portrait was published in 'Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden' (Universal Geographical Ephemerides (i.e. encyclopedia)) by Friedrich Bertuch et al.
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