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John Russell: moon material elsewhere

There is another study known as "The Face of the Moon" held by Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery.

Examples of Selenographia are at:

National Maritime Museum (GLB0140): http://www.nmm.ac.uk/collections/explore/object.cfm?ID=GLB0140&picture=3#content

Science Museum, London (1949-0117), with the libration mechanism and miniature earth: http://www.scienceandsociety.co.uk/results.asp?image=10197354&wwwflag=2&imagepos=4

Map Library at the British Library (Maps G.45), catalogue description: "1 globe : col., on metal stand with metal meridian ring, hour ring and miniature terrestrial globe attached ; 30 cm. in diam."

An example with the libration mechanism and miniature earth was for sale by Trevor Philip and Son, 2002: http://www.trevorphilip.com/media/TrevorPhilipTremedia/Heaven-Earth-low.pdf

Burghley House, Stamford - see the 1986 Burghley House exhibition catalogue 'The Gentleman Collector' (in MHS library), which notes (cat. 26) that, when rediscovered, the globe was still in its original packing case with wagon delivery label and contemporary packing material. This example is presumed to have been acquired by the Tenth Earl of Exeter who commissioned Russell to undertake a series of family portraits at Burghley House in 1799.

The Webster's instrument makers database at the Adler Planetarium also lists what must be two further sales:
Soth. (1791), Phillips 2/22/77

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