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Jost Bürgi

    Jost Bürgi (1552 - 1632) [J. Byrgius] became Rudolf II's (1552 - 1612) watchmaker in 1604. In 1610 he compiled logarithmic tables which Johannes Kepler himself relied on. He also made astronomical instruments, sundials and armillary spheres.

SCN 1405

Åkerman ~ 1759

     Anders Åkerman (1721-1778) was the father of globemaking in Sweden, producing his first globes in 1759. The celestial globe was made by Anders Åkerman in 1759. Note the constellation Reindeer in the upper right corner of the stamp.

SCN 1863

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