Auction 104, Lot 77

"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

Size:
22.9 x 19.5 inches
58.2 x 49.5 cm

Fascinating 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 phases of the moon while differnent 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.

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Condition: B

Fine original color. Small spot in title and a couple of old paper repairs of tiny wormholes.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,400

Sold for: $900

Closed on 9/10/2003

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