Full record for galactographer n.

Definition one who maps the physical structure of galaxies.
OED requirements antedating 1965
Earliest cite Edmond Hamilton, "Return to the Stars"
Comment Enoch Forrester submitted a cite from a reprint of Isaac Asimov's "Foundation's Edge"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1982 first edition. Katrina Campbell submitted a cite from Edmond Hamilton's "Return to the Stars"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1965 first magazine appearance.

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Citations for galactographer n.

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1965 E. Hamilton in Amazing Stories Apr. 24/2 Early galactographers had defined it as that part of the galaxy which lay between the eastern and southern kingdoms, and the edge of the island-universe.
1982 I. Asimov Foundation's Edge 99 And concerning six hundred and forty thousand populated worlds there is almost no information other than their names and sometimes the location. Some galactographers have estimated that there may be up to ten thousand inhabited planets that aren't listed at all.