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Auction 100, Lot 69

"Tabula Selenographica in qua Lunarium Macularum exacta Descriptio secundum Nomenclaturam Praestantissimorum Astronomorum tam Hevelii quam Riccioli", Doppelmayr/Homann

Subject: Moon

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Coelestis

Color: Hand Color

22.9 x 19.5 inches
58.2 x 49.5 cm

Splendid double hemisphere map of the surface of the moon. Both spheres are filled with topography, using place names following the nomenclature of Riccioli and Hevelius. Between the two spheres is a scheme of the various phases of the moon while various lunar phases are represented in the four corners. The map is decorated at top with cherubs using a telescope and Diana , the lady of the moon. Text panels at bottom.


Condition: B

Professional restoration including the filling of several areas of minor loss throughout.

Estimate: $950 - $1,100

Sold for: $800

Closed on 9/12/2002