Tobias Mayer (1723 - 1762)

Mayer was a self taught mathematician. He was employed as a cartographer in Nurmberg from 1746, when he began working for the Homann Heirs company. In 1749, while working for the Homann Company, Mayer produced a map of the moon measuring seven and a half inches in diameter. It was the first map of the moon which used accurately measured positions of the craters.

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