Auction 103, Lot 65

"To Face Moon", Cooke, John

Subject: Moon

Period: 1770 (circa)

Publication: New Royal Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences

Color: Black & White

Size:
7.2 x 11.5 inches
18.3 x 29.2 cm

Intriguing chart of the moon, showing names on the moon which correspond to names on the earth. There is a Mt. Sinai, Palestina and Mauritania to just name a few. Interesting 'seas' named as well, some of which are the Eoum Mare, Mare Caspium and Mare Meditera. Surrounded by illustrations of the moon's orbit, with a large Mortar cannon at the bottom.

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Condition: A

Crisp copper engraving with a couple short tears in lower blank margin and a few soft creases.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 6/11/2003

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