Auction 106, Lot 62

"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 inches
58.2 x 48.3 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 different 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: A

Expert repair on centerfold & small smudge in bottom text panel.

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,500

Sold for: $1,200

Closed on 3/3/2004

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